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Another alleged member of ‘Willocks lotto scam network’ extradited 

Alleged lottery scammer Gregory Gooden has been extradited to the United States to face US federal charges related to the scheme that has duped mostly elderly Americans out of millions of US dollars.

Gooden was transferred by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to the custody of the United States Marshals Service at the Norman Manley International Airport on Thursday, stated the US Embassy in a press release.

The US marshals escorted him to face trial in North Dakota.  He is the latest lotto scammer to be extradited to North Dakota, after eight others were previously extradited on April 26.

Gooden is said to be a member of the alleged Lavrick Willocks lottery scam network. Willocks pleaded guilty to conspiracy on Thursday, after striking a deal with prosecutors, and is awaiting sentencing.

Willocks on Thursday told US District Judge Daniel Hovland that he got involved in lottery scams in October 2009 when he returned to Jamaica and wanted to help his mother through financial problems. His mother, Dahlia Hunter, is also charged with scamming.

Willocks faces up to 40 years in prison, though prosecutors have agreed to recommend a much lighter punishment of about 10 years because he cooperated with authorities.

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