Skip to comments.Illegal Immigrant Allowed To Collect Winning $750,000 Lottery Ticket
Posted on 03/08/2012 11:30:45 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) An illegal immigrant from Guatemala will be able to collect $750,000 he won from a lottery ticket he purchased in 2010.
A Houston County Superior Court jury ruled in 27-year-old Tony Cua-Tocs favor Thursday that he was the rightful owner of the Jingle Jumbo Bucks lottery ticket, according to the Macon Telegraph.
Cua-Toc, who entered the country illegally in 2000, claimed that the business owner he worked for, Erick Cervantes, claimed the winning lottery ticket for him and ended up keeping the money, according to the paper.
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So now deport him to Squatemala, where he can now live like a king!
Why shouldn’t he collect?
If he was a tourist from Great Britain here on holiday would he have a problem collecting?
It’s great to have people here who have a lot of money, even if illegal. They should make him a citizen now.
Good for him.
If he bought the ticket and won, he should get the prize.
I’m sure he’ll buy a nice home in Guadalupe.
Good. NOW deport him with his winnings.
...other than that he gave the ticket to someone else to collect for him which gave rise to the dispute.
The question wasn’t whether he could legally collect, but if his former boss stole it from him or not.
I wonder what Social Security Number he will use to pay the taxes.
What kind of name is “Cua-Toc”? He must be a Mayan or some type of Indian. I doubt if he can speak English or Spanish. We better start printing ballots in whatever language he speaks. /s
Which ever one the IRS makes up so that he can immorally contribute to Social Security and the other government ponzi schemes.
Sounds like his boss really tried to hose him. I hope he enjoys whatever fraction of his $750k Uncle Sam lets him keep...
...in Guatemala, after a stint in Federal prison for whatever identify fraud he may have committed.
Reminds me of a Married with Children episode where Al Bundy is watching an Illinois lottery drawing, and they congratulate “our million-dollar winner, Habib Ramasamalanamapiddapon. And imagine, after only two days in the country!”
(BTW, that line has been cut out of syndicated reruns of the show.)
It will be delivered by the INS, if he still wants it.
They way I read the story illegal Tony cho-chok-wok-bock-clock bought a lottery ticket, won the lottery, and then had his employer Eric Cervantas collect the $750,000 for him. Well Mr. Cervantas said, tough luck padre and kept all the enchiladas for himself. So Tony sues and gets a judgment against Mr. Cervantas. (Hopefully Mr. Cervantas has already blew it all and is penniless so Tony can’t collect on the judgment and gets sent back to Honduras wihout a penny)
If I were a criminal defense attorney, I would be using this as precedent to keep my clients from having their assets confiscated.
Well First he has to pay the taxes. Then he should be billed for any cost incurred by the tax payer why he has been here. And then he can be shipped back to his home country.
But wait, there’s more!
Erick Cervantes, 32, who owns Elite Power Washing and Maintenance in Fort Valley, testified Wednesday that he gave a broke Cua-Toc some money to buy beer and cigarettes at Cua-Tocs request and also gave him cash to purchase a lottery ticket for Cervantes.
Cervantes used the analogy of asking someone to buy him a soft drink.
I give somebody a dollar to buy me a Coke. They come back with that Coke. That Coke is mine, Cervantes told jurors.
Sonia Cervantes, 31, a civilian contracting officer for a U.S. Air Force Base in Florida, testified that her 13-year marriage to Erick Cervantes could not withstand the stress of death threats allegedly made against their family by Cua-Toc and all the media coverage.
Sonia Cervantes lives in Tampa, Fla., with the couples three children, ages 12, 10 and 5.
Erick Cervantes and Sonia Cervantes filed a counter claim against Cua-Toc that seeks damages to be determined by the jury to be awarded based on the infliction of emotional distress from the alleged threats by Cua-Toc.
Cua-Toc denied in earlier testimony making the threats. The threats were not made directly to Erick or Sonia Cervantes but to others who told them of the threats, according to testimony.
Rafael Cervantes, the father of Erick Cervantes, testified that Cua-Toc called him and told him he had cousins in North Carolina who could harm his son if his son didnt give him some money.
Because the law says you need to be here legally. And a tourist is here legally. Not a hard concept.
Winning the lottery jackpots Americans just won’t win.
(Thanks El presidente Jorge Bush for that line. It is the gift that keeps on giving, you jerkass.)
The only argument against giving an illegal a legally won prize is that if he wasn’t in the country illegally, the jackpot would have eventually gone to someone here in the USA legally. That’s the only argument, and it is kind of a week one. I’m sure that illegals are the mainstay of more than one lottery operation. At least in this way they are adding to the California education funding from their under-the-table incomes.
I am glad to see justice done. Not all a*****es are illegals. I just wish this slimeball Cervantes would get some jail time in addition to the whopping fine.
As for Cua-Toc, he absolutly should be deported ASAP. Most people might think he would be eager to "live like a king," I see the opposite. An extreme case of "careful what you wish for."
Back in his hell hole country, his life expectancy would be severely curtailed... It's a cultural thing.
Gee. Are we selling citizenship now? Lovely.
Large numbers of Iraqis resettled in El Cajon, CA not finding work
Posted by acorcoran on March 5, 2012
Gee, I wonder why. Just one more in a long list of stories about the large number of Iraqis being resettled in the US and then not finding employment.
From Prospect Journal:
When these refugees arrive in the country, the U.S. federal government provides them with a monthly stipend of around $800 to help them get situated. However, the payments expire after eight months, which is assumed to be an adequate amount of time to resettle, gain employment, and assimilate into the local community. Not surprisingly, this does not happen in most cases. Instead, refugees become increasingly reliant on non-profit organizations like the International Rescue Committee and Catholic Charities to provide assistance in a number of tasks ranging from the complicated immigration process to filing online job applications in the service sector. [The writer doesn’t know that these two supposed non-profits are actually the government contractors responsible for the resettlement in the first place. They are being paid by the federal government to assist the refugees-—ed]
The quest for employment can be long and defeating. Of the few employers that are hiring in the midst of an economic downturn, few are hiring middle-aged refugees without a native grasp of the English language or experience in the American workforce. Yalda has filed numerous online and in-person job applications, but has yet to receive a follow-up call from a single employer. The refugees that do gain employment usually find work in the low-level service industry, which primarily consists of jobs in the hotel, retail, and manual labor sectors. These industries offer poor wages and poor prospects for job mobility.
What! No meat-packers in El Cajon. By the way, disgruntled Iraqis have gone home to Iraq. It is possible to do. As a matter of fact, Ive advocated that the US State Department fly them home (or to the Middle East somewhere) if they are unhappy and on welfare here. In fact, it wouldnt be unprecedented. Remember in 1999 we brought about 15,000 unhappy Kosovars here and shipped about 10,000 back the following year, here.
The price of the return airline ticket would sure be less costly to the taxpayers in the long run.
Hey, I went online looking for a way to buy a Georgia lottery ticket if a person lives in another state. No such luck. I read they only sell them at Georgia retailers to Georgia residents.
So, I can’t even buy a Georgia lottery ticket, but this illegal alien gets a pile o’goodies? What gives here?
Duyba was an elitist assclown on immigration and will always be so, terming all of us who oppose amnesty as "xenophobes" and "mean spirited", in a speech at SMU after he left office. Well screw you Mr. President.
He's already a citizen. He's a citizen of Guatemala.