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Illegal Immigrant Allowed To Collect Winning $750,000 Lottery Ticket
CBS Atlanta ^ | March 8, 2012

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-Toc’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at atlanta.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; criminal; immigration; lottery; squatter

1 posted on 03/08/2012 11:30:50 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So now deport him to Squatemala, where he can now live like a king!


2 posted on 03/08/2012 11:33:24 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 11:34:00 AM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 11:34:19 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good. NOW deport him with his winnings.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 11:35:28 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Auntie Mame

No reason...

...other than that he gave the ticket to someone else to collect for him which gave rise to the dispute.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 11:36:04 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Auntie Mame

The question wasn’t whether he could legally collect, but if his former boss stole it from him or not.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 11:36:53 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder what Social Security Number he will use to pay the taxes.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 11:37:32 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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


9 posted on 03/08/2012 11:41:24 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: AppyPappy
I wonder what Social Security Number he will use to pay the taxes.

Which ever one the IRS makes up so that he can immorally contribute to Social Security and the other government ponzi schemes.

10 posted on 03/08/2012 11:41:31 AM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.

}:-)4


11 posted on 03/08/2012 11:41:45 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.)


12 posted on 03/08/2012 11:41:55 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will be delivered by the INS, if he still wants it.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 11:43:14 AM PST by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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)


14 posted on 03/08/2012 11:44:35 AM PST by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Uhmmmm,,,,,does this mean that drug dealers will get to keep the spoils of their crimes? How about bank robbers? Do they get to keep their riches once they get out of prison? This ticket was most likely purchased with funds he obtained from illegal employment or welfare scams. IOW, I'll gotten gains.

If I were a criminal defense attorney, I would be using this as precedent to keep my clients from having their assets confiscated.

15 posted on 03/08/2012 11:44:43 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 12:04:24 PM PST by Revel
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To: apillar
And toss the boss in jail for fraud, hiring illegals and might as well throw a tax evasion on top since I doubt he properly paid taxes on the stolen loot.
17 posted on 03/08/2012 12:13:37 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog; Free ThinkerNY

LOL!

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-Toc’s 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 couple’s 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 didn’t give him some money.

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2012/03/08/1936654/closing-arguments-expected-thursday.html#storylink=cpy


18 posted on 03/08/2012 1:02:58 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Auntie Mame

Because the law says you need to be here legally. And a tourist is here legally. Not a hard concept.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 1:03:39 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 1:30:51 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Illegal Immigrant Allowed To Collect Winning $750,000 Lottery Ticket

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.

21 posted on 03/08/2012 1:33:34 PM PST by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: forgotten man

Sounds Vietnamese.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 12:15:39 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Auntie Mame

Gee. Are we selling citizenship now? Lovely.


23 posted on 03/09/2012 1:12:27 AM PST by Politicalmom (Lazamataz for president!! NO MORE RINOS!!)
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24 posted on 03/09/2012 6:28:06 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Free ThinkerNY

fyi

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, I’ve 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 wouldn’t 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.

http://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/large-numbers-of-iraqis-resettled-in-el-cajon-ca-not-finding-work/


25 posted on 03/09/2012 10:03:45 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


26 posted on 03/09/2012 3:28:26 PM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
(Thanks El presidente Jorge Bush for that line. It is the gift that keeps on giving, you jerkass.)

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.

27 posted on 03/09/2012 5:39:33 PM PST by montag813
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To: Auntie Mame
It’s great to have people here who have a lot of money, even if illegal. They should make him a citizen now.

He's already a citizen. He's a citizen of Guatemala.

28 posted on 03/10/2012 11:19:44 PM PST by Isabel C.
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