Online publication Syracuse.com has reported a lottery that is alleged fraudulence in New York’s Syracuse area dating right back to 2006, that involves two brothers from central brand New York who claimed a $5 million lottery ticket offered at their loved ones’s convenience store. Subsequently, they are accused of scamming the winner out of his scratchcard winnings.
Now Being Charged
Second-degree attempted grand larceny and fourth-degree conspiracy fees are now actually being filed against 36-year-old Nayel Ashkar and Andy Ashkar, aged 34, who may have also been charged with first-degree criminal possession of stolen home.
Following reports to a Syracuse newspaper by suspicious lottery security officials searching for the real winner of this prize, the legitimate customer and owner for the lottery scratch-off arrived forward and was revealed as a dad of two, aged 49, who had previously been duped by the brothers into giving up the winning admission when he visited the Ashkar’s convenience store in October 2006 to cash it in.
That it was a prize of $5,000 which he would be claiming, despite being told by a friend that it was in fact a $5 million jackpot whether it was a silly mistake, or just sheer disbelief, the true winner of the ticket originally thought. He had been told by Andy Ashkar, upon trying to profit the ticket, he foolishly accepted that it was just a $5,000 prize and was offered $4,000 in cash from Ashkar i