Pawtucket man sentenced to 2.5 years in jail for role in lottery scam

PROVIDENCE – Shawn Whitfield, of Pawtucket, has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for his role in a Jamaica-based telemarketing scam that was aimed at elderly U.S. citizens, the Associated Press reported Nov. 1. According to federal prosecutors, Whitfield, 49, received more than $109,000 in upfront payments from elderly citizens who were led to…

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