A Jamaican man has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for his role in a lottery scam that afflicted a senior at Estes Park.
Rajay Dobson has been sentenced to 63 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, he was ordered to pay $881,477 in compensation to the fraudulent woman.
The news release said that Dobson and a co-defendant, Leonard Luton, conspired to convince the victim that she had won the $2.8 million lottery and Mercedes Benz, but that she would receive thousands of dollars in “fees” to win. had to pay. ,
Dobson and Luton make two trips to Estes Park to collect a package of misplaced cash. Luton was arrested on the second visit. The elderly victim was scammed for over $970,000.
On March 24, Dobson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. He was sentenced on Wednesday by US District Court Judge Christine M. Argüello.
“These fraudsters took advantage of one of the most vulnerable victims in our community,” US Attorney Cole Finegan said in the release. “We want to make it clear: Individuals who hunt elders will be held accountable.”
Luton was sentenced on August 4, 2021 to nine years in prison, having been convicted in February 2020 of one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and eight counts of aiding and abetting mail fraud. After Luton was sentenced, federal authorities found, arrested, and extradited Dobson from Jamaica.
The case was jointly investigated by the FBI, Estes Park Police and the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office.