Acclaimed Jamaican music producer, Andrew ‘Anju Blaxxx’ Myrie has reportedly been slapped with charges in relation to an alleged lottery scam in the United States.
Myrie, head of U.I.M Records, was arrested by law enforcement officials in Florida last Friday, according to reports. He was then charged with mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing fraud regarding the purported scam which targeted citizens in North Dakota, according to federal prosecutor and assistant U.S. attorney, Clare Hochhalter. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon, his second appearance in three days after previously appearing Monday.
Just last May, ZIP FM disc jockey, Deon-ville O’Hara, more popularly known as ZJ Wah Wa was slapped with charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering in relation to a similar case. He later plead guilty and will be sentenced by a North Dakota court on February 23.
The alleged lottery scam involved false claims made to elderly American residents that they must send millions of dollars in exchange for lottery winnings.
Myrie is the third Jamaican musician accused of scamming in the last year, with Tommy Lee Sparta charged in relation to a similar offense last February.