'Tommy Lee' charged

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, February 14, 2014

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DANCEHALL deejay Tommy Lee Sparta was yesterday charged for breaches under the Anti-Lottery Act.

The deejay's attorney, Bert Samuels said the artiste will appear in Half-Way-Tree Court but could not yet confirm a date.

"He has been charged and he has been granted bail for the sum of $400,000," Samuels told the Jamaica Observer.

Tommy Lee Sparta, whose given name is Leroy Russell, has been in police custody since February 3 on suspected breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act, 2013.

Four other persons who were held with him along Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston have also been charged.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit reported that a motorist was stopped by the police in New Kingston after breaching the Road Traffic Act. The driver, who did not have a driver's licence in his possession, gave an identity which turned out to be fictitious.

Investigations led to a house in the Kingston 5 area and lottery scam paraphernalia were seized.

Hailing from the community of Flanker in Montego Bay, St James, Tommy Lee Sparta appeared on the music scene
in 2011.

He is known for songs including Warn Dem, Grave Yard, Uncle Demon, Nuh Fear Dem, Daddy Devil and Psycho.




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