Judge rules Massachusetts Lottery can suspend high-frequency winners
BOSTON, Mass. — The Massachusetts Lottery final week received a court docket battle over their efforts to battle suspected fraud.
The pass judgement on’s resolution shall we the Lottery suspend a circle of relatives of gamers who’ve cashed 1000’s of profitable tickets.
The Lottery says Ali Jaafar and his two sons are what they name high-frequency winners — other folks believed to be cashing tickets in truth purchased via others. The Lottery has lengthy suspected that high-frequency winners are a part of cash laundering schemes.
(See Some lottery profitable streaks have defied trust, Lottery Post, Jul. 20, 2014.)
The court docket case kicked off after the Massachusetts Lottery suspended the Jaafars’ talent to money tickets for 90 days. At that time the Jaafars sued the Lottery and requested a pass judgement on to factor an injunction that might permit them accumulate prize cash immediately.
Now the pass judgement on has dominated the movement denied.
But even with the court docket case made up our minds, the Lottery mentioned they are proceeding to paintings with state and federal businesses at the factor of high-frequency winners and conceivable fraud.
“We are very encouraged by the Court’s decision,” Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Lottery, mentioned in a remark. “While creating and implementing our policy, we have utilized a deliberate approach in the interest of being able to withstand anticipated legal challenges.”
An lawyer for the Jaafars didn’t go back a choice for remark.