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By Pete Williams and David K. Li
The phone scam artist took the wrong goal ̵
Keniel Thomas, 29-year-old man from Jamaica, October. said he was guilty of cross-border intercourse with the intention of crowding out, the federal authorities said.
Last week he was sentenced to 71 months in a US District Court judge Beryl A. Howell in Washington,
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Tom first contacted Webster in 2014. June 9 He said he was the head of Mega Millions and that Webster was $ 15.5 million. Dollar and 2014 Mercedes Benz winner in court documents.
Little Thomas knew that he was directed to a man who was President Jimmy Carter's FBI Chief Executive and President Ronald Reagan CIA Chief
"It seemed to me that something was not quite right," Webster said in an interview on Tuesday, 94 NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. "It was quite obvious to me that it was something fishy."
Tom told Webster and his wife Lynda that they had to pay him $ 50,000 to cover the prize fees, the authorities said. reported by the FBI, and the agency registered the follow-up calls made by a couple with Tom.
Tom later told Websters that they actually won a $ 72 million package. He began to grow up impatiently when he did not pay him and threatened him, saying he was spying on a couple, prosecutors said.
"He's afraid," said Lynda Webster. "He told me that what a sniper bullet will do for my end and blood will go to my white house."
Tom was arrested by federal officials in 2017 December 18
Lynda Webster said she and her husband had a scam in the past, but Thomas "divorced."
"It's just one of many scammers who call it and invite me. it did it differently, that this particular gentleman was bad, ”she said. "He was disgusting, he was frightening – the frightening word I often use. Others were beautiful, and after getting involved or excited with them, they gave up in the end. if she and her husband can be directed, but who is a potential victim
"Everyone is vulnerable – every grandmother, every grandfather. I mean, I am over 60 years old – now I call it, "she said
. Initially they are very likely and they talk to people who are likely to have $ 1 million dollars or $ 50 million in their age group. So this is something they want to hear. “It's very easy to get into these terrible characters, which means they are great actors, but they are terrible people.