“ZJ Wah Wa” more popularly known as Deon-ville O’Hara, is among 26 persons who over the last year have been indicted by the federal grand jury in North Dakota, USA as investigations into the operation of a lottery scam targeting elderly victims in the area continue.
The popular disc jockey has been slapped with three counts of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, along with money laundering.
Each count carries a maximum penalty of 30 years behind bars, the Associated Press reported.
The popular Zip Jock and others are accused of running a lottery scam that induced elderly victims throughout the U.S. to send millions of dollars to them to cover fees lottery winnings, and O’Hara would travel to the U.S. to pick up money from victims, prosecutors have claimed.
O’Hara was previously stopped at the Sangster International Airport in November 2013, with US$105,000 in his possession, with US investigators stating that the cash was proceeds from the scam. The Jamaican was later arrested by US authorities earlier this month, while he visited Florida where he has been jailed.
Attorney for the accused Jamaican, informed the Associated Press that ZJ Wah Wa, has agreed to be transferred to North Dakota.
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