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Illegal immigrant 'scammed' out of lottery winnings by store clerk
NY Post ^ | September 3, 2011 | TODD VENEZIA and FRANK ROSARIO

Posted on 09/03/2011 5:03:08 AM PDT by lowbridge

He won $3 million, but his luck ended there.

An illegal immigrant was scammed out of a massive lottery jackpot by the man who ran the Rockland County store where the victim bought his winning scratch-off ticket, prosecutors said yesterday.

The alleged lottery crook told the winner that illegal aliens can't claim lottery prizes -- and that if the victim tried to collect his $3 million in winnings, he would be deported.

The claims were false; anyone can claim a lottery prize. But the lies scared the victim so much that he agreed to let the alleged scammer, a clerk at the A-Z Deli and Convenience store in Spring Valley, sign the ticket as a co-winner, officials said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: alien; aliens; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; lottery; newyork
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1 posted on 09/03/2011 5:03:12 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

“The alleged lottery crook told the winner that illegal aliens can’t claim lottery prizes — and that if the victim tried to collect his $3 million in winnings, he would be deported”.

...sound logical to me.


2 posted on 09/03/2011 5:06:41 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

“... that illegal aliens can’t claim lottery prizes... would be deported”.

Personally, I believe that should be the policy. Guess I’m just jaded that way.


3 posted on 09/03/2011 5:09:39 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: lowbridge

Illegals should certainly NOT be able to win government lotteries or any other government benefits.


4 posted on 09/03/2011 5:10:01 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: lowbridge

The NY Post must have told the reporter to find a story where the illegal immigrant is victimized by legals.


5 posted on 09/03/2011 5:13:24 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: lowbridge

So he will likely get a visa for the $500,000. A bit high for a visa fee, but it is a start...


6 posted on 09/03/2011 5:13:55 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: lowbridge

OK in a court of law, how do you prove this story is true?


7 posted on 09/03/2011 5:15:38 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: lowbridge
The alleged lottery larcenist, Atif Ali, 28, also got the store's former owner, Riaz Khan, 45, and his pal Mubeen Ashraf, 23, in on the scam, the Rockland County DA's Office said.


LUCKY OR PLUCKY: Suspects (from left)
Atif Ali, Mubeen Ashraf and Riaz Khan face
larceny charges.

8 posted on 09/03/2011 5:16:34 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: albie

“The alleged lottery larcenist, Atif Ali, 28, also got the store’s former owner, Riaz Khan, 45, and his pal Mubeen Ashraf, 23, in on the scam,”

Muzzies.


9 posted on 09/03/2011 5:18:07 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: albie

Seems entirely logical to me.


10 posted on 09/03/2011 5:20:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: BykrBayb

Those are some nasty looking people.

Great customer service, though. Always willing to help customers who have problems. /s


11 posted on 09/03/2011 5:24:20 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: lowbridge

This story makes no sense. A large winning like 3 million goes directly to the state for redemption and not the store. I don’t believe a person could be that stupid.


12 posted on 09/03/2011 5:27:23 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Right Wing Assault

Our immigration laws are obviously screwed up when guys like that are here legally. I don’t care if they were born here, we should be able to deport them. ; )


13 posted on 09/03/2011 5:32:07 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: New Jersey Realist

I suspect the illegal went to the store with his “problem” and made a deal on his own.


14 posted on 09/03/2011 5:34:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: lowbridge

““The alleged lottery crook told the winner that illegal aliens can’t claim lottery prizes — and that if the victim tried to collect his $3 million in winnings, he would be deported”.”

Hell, here in Texas, their family would get a free education, plus college at in-state rates. Illegals are looked at as people to be treasured, certainly not deported.


15 posted on 09/03/2011 5:41:46 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: lowbridge

One crook scamming another crook.


16 posted on 09/03/2011 5:41:52 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: BykrBayb

Do these three monkeys have green cards?

They should be prosecuted, jailed and then deported.


17 posted on 09/03/2011 5:45:15 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
also got the store’s former owner, Riaz Khan, 45

Dare I say it?

KHAAAAAAAN!!!

18 posted on 09/03/2011 5:46:06 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: iowamark
The story gets better towards the end. Sassone said the victim, a dad of one, is now in line for a U-visa as a crime victim.

A "U-visa" is a new one on me. Evidently it allows illegals who have been victims of certain crimes to.......obtain a visa. Maybe it stands for u-turn as in on their way to being deported and then making a u-turn right back here.
19 posted on 09/03/2011 5:49:26 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: Rumplemeyer

I wonder if they got any government grants for their store.


20 posted on 09/03/2011 5:49:59 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: lowbridge

Hispanic illegal scammed for 3 million by Muslims. Are the Muzzies legal? How long before these Muzzies cut and run back to their turd world homeland?


21 posted on 09/03/2011 5:50:53 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: iowamark

Hey if they buy the winning ticket, they should be allowed to collect their money. I have no problem with that. And they should then be sent home to wherever they came from to enjoy it.


22 posted on 09/03/2011 5:55:58 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: bigdaddy45

They can’t legally buy the ticket in the first place. Those tickets aren’t sold in Guatemala.


23 posted on 09/03/2011 5:58:57 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: bigdaddy45

They took away the winnings from the 5 year old kids that switched places. I would imagine the lotto corp will do anything and everything to keep from paying. Being here illeagly and not being able to produce clean documents on who you are seems like a good way to decline.

But illegals are important to the NWO plan so they have different laws then the rest of us. The same way people of color have different laws then white Christians.

Satans plan is working like a charm, even though he loses in the end.


24 posted on 09/03/2011 6:03:41 AM PDT by winodog
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To: dennisw
Hispanic illegal scammed for 3 million by Muslims. Are the Muzzies legal?

Probably. Doesn't seem too hard to get a visa if you're Muslim. Apparently, they "do the jobs Americans won't do" (open convenience stores in the 'hood).

25 posted on 09/03/2011 6:05:29 AM PDT by Drew68 (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: BykrBayb

Ugly bastards are they American?


26 posted on 09/03/2011 6:08:51 AM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: angcat

They’re not representative of the America we know, but they’re probably technically here legally, or at least under the color of law. How often do we deny entry to young men with names and faces like theirs? We’re more likely to give them money to start businesses.


27 posted on 09/03/2011 6:14:13 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
I was being facetious. They are probably all illegal. Give the dam ticket to charity.
28 posted on 09/03/2011 6:23:40 AM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: iowamark
Oh I see. If someone is here illegally it is fine to rob them, but why stop there how about rape and murder?

He won the game. His status is a separate issue.

29 posted on 09/03/2011 6:25:06 AM PDT by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: Shannon

A “U-visa” is a new one on me. Evidently it allows illegals who have been victims of certain crimes to.......obtain a visa.
________________________________________________

yes its real

It can easily be got

An illegal alien female gets her boyfriend to beat her up...

Now shes the “victim” of a mugging

and now entitled to tea and comfort and a visa to stay here...


30 posted on 09/03/2011 6:49:36 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: BykrBayb

obviously Amish


31 posted on 09/03/2011 6:52:36 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Liz; AuntB; La Lydia

PING


32 posted on 09/03/2011 6:53:27 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

A “U-visa” is a new one on me.

Actually it is missing a letter “F” as in the FU america visa.


33 posted on 09/03/2011 7:02:23 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: iowamark

I don’t know about the lottery because when we were in Italy, we bought a lottery ticket and won 50 euro and of course we were not Italian citizens. I think the illegal was just ignorant. You don’t have to be a citizen anywhere in the world just playing the lottery (at least that I know of).


34 posted on 09/03/2011 7:04:40 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: blueyon
OK in a court of law, how do you prove this story is true?

Good question? And if they haven't proved anything, why are the 3 being held in jail? The last sentence posted could be the real scam.

"He was afraid of what Atif Ali and the others claimed would happen," the victim's attorney, Thomas Sassone said.

The rest of his winnings, which came from the $3 Million Richer instant game, have been frozen while the case goes to court.

The three suspects are each being held in jail on one count of grand larceny.

Sassone said the victim, a dad of one, is now in line for a U-visa as a crime victim.

35 posted on 09/03/2011 7:18:13 AM PDT by DejaJude (Obama - in over his head and above his pay grade.)
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To: lowbridge
"He says the money is very important and it's been hard for him living in the shadows for years as an illegal immigrant"

I'm sick of hearing about "the shadows." If it's so damned hard, GO HOME.

The clerk got greedy. He should've kept his bargain with the illegal.

36 posted on 09/03/2011 7:19:02 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: momtothree

Same here. I’ve always believed that if you were just plain stupid and ignorant, you deserve what’s coming.


37 posted on 09/03/2011 8:49:13 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: BykrBayb

koran animals

give the victim his money and send him back to Mexico

and deport these three back to their Islamic cesspool


38 posted on 09/03/2011 9:07:21 AM PDT by Charlespg
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To: napscoordinator
I don’t know about the lottery because when we were in Italy, we bought a lottery ticket and won 50 euro and of course we were not Italian citizens.

While you may not have been citizens, I think I'd be fairly safe in presuming that you were in the country legally rather than as an illegal alien.

39 posted on 09/03/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT by Bob
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To: lowbridge

In some states to claim lottery prizes you need two proof of id and a ss card,so the store owner may be right.


40 posted on 09/03/2011 9:30:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Mark was here

Certain terms and conditions apply. An American child cannot collect. An illegal alien has no legal right to be here to purchase the ticket. He should not be given privileges that American children don’t have.


41 posted on 09/03/2011 9:31:57 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: napscoordinator

Were you legally allowed to be in Italy?


42 posted on 09/03/2011 9:33:49 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Yes. Maybe that could be the reason.....lol.


43 posted on 09/03/2011 9:58:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: SIDENET

http://www.khaaan.com/


44 posted on 09/03/2011 10:01:01 AM PDT by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we revolt.)
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To: BykrBayb
An illegal alien has no legal right to be here to purchase the ticket. He should not be given privileges that American children don’t have.

I disagree. The lottery is a tax on stupidity. Like all taxes, its purpose is to raise revenue. Certainly, it would be bad public policy to discourage stupid immigrants from paying their taxes!

The lottery may be annoying when it slows down a checkout line at a convenience store, but one should console oneself with the thought of how gratifying it is to see the stupid pay their tax. Of course, the real task is to force the legislatures to use the revenue to reduce other taxes instead of to increase the size of government.

45 posted on 09/03/2011 10:02:41 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: lowbridge
Luckily the lottery applies winnings under the "annuity" system. Otherwise one can bet "the birds would have flown". If not that the whole sum would have been sank somewhere else. A nice test case for the courts. I should imagine lawyers hovering.

Canada has case after case of store clerks being entrusted with a winning ticket. Ten dollars handed over to the person handing it in. Again and again, the authorities plead with purchasers of tickets.

Sign yer bloomin'' name on the ticket first.

Or words to that effect. Attempted alteration brings immediate scrutiny.

46 posted on 09/03/2011 10:19:33 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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Correction: An American child can collect. They can’t purchase the ticket, but if it’s given to them as a gift the NY Lottery makes provisions for paying them.

http://www.nylottery.org/wps/wcm/connect/ff6d4b8044bf34748ebb8e3b1ada7a32/RulesRegsMaster+2.17.11.pdf?MOD=AJPERES


47 posted on 09/03/2011 10:20:58 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: All

Oh, and to qualify to sell lottery tickets they require you to be a resident of the state of NY, but not necessarily a legal resident. Looks like illegal aliens are authorized to sell NY State lottery tickets.

http://www.nylottery.org/wps/wcm/connect/ff6d4b8044bf34748ebb8e3b1ada7a32/RulesRegsMaster+2.17.11.pdf?MOD=AJPERES


48 posted on 09/03/2011 10:22:55 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: lowbridge
The alleged lottery crook told the winner that illegal aliens can't claim lottery prizes -- and that if the victim tried to collect his $3 million in winnings, he would be deported.

not so fast, the PowerBall ('09) lottery denied, a Illegal Mexican Laby (1/3) part of 126 Million prize in KY....
she didn't meet eligibly rules & she was deported.


49 posted on 09/03/2011 10:24:29 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: lowbridge

Deport the Muslims for being criminals let the Mexican collect his winnings, then fine him 299,999,999 for being here illegally and deport him. The only problem with this is lots of illegals use their stolen welfare and SS and whatever to buy tickets this plan might discourage them slightly.


50 posted on 09/03/2011 10:28:37 AM PDT by shoff (Cuomo is going to change the NY state motto from Excelsior to elixir (cause we bought it)
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