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Tommy Lee to face court today

Thursday, April 03, 2014    

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DANCEHALL entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta is scheduled to appear in Half-Way-Tree Resident Magistrate's Court in St Andrew, today.

Tommy Lee Sparta, whose real name is Leroy Russell, was appearing in court for the first time since being charged on February 14 for breaches of the Anti-Lottery Act. The artiste is on $400,000 bail. Four other individuals were also charged.

In a previous interview with the Jamaica Observer, Bert Samuels, attorney-at-law representing the 26-year-old entertainer, said he is confident his client will be acquitted.

"Mr Russell, who is known by the stage name Tommy Lee Sparta, has one occupation and that is being an international recording artiste and this can be proven. He is not a scammer," he said.

The artiste was arrested on February 3 on suspected breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act, 2013.

Tommy Lee Sparta is best known for songs like Shook, Psycho and Some Bwoy.

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