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Canadian lottery scammers fined $4.6 million

Canadian lottery scammers fined $four.6 million

A father and his daughter have been each and every fined $2.three million for his or her roles in an insider lottery rip-off.

Jun-Chul Chung, 68, and his daughter, Kathleen Chung, 36, have been passed the hefty fines closing week by way of Justice Douglas Gray.

Chung was once convicted of stealing a $12.five million Super 7 price ticket from a 2003 drawing, whilst his daughter falsely claimed the winnings and was once convicted of ownership of stolen belongings and defrauding the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

Chung stole the unfastened play price ticket in 2003 from its rightful house owners who validated the price ticket on the Chung-managed Variety Plus retailer in Burlington, Ont. He then gave the price ticket to Kathleen to assert in an try to duvet his tracks.

(See Canadian circle of relatives charged with stealing $12.5M lottery jackpot, Lottery Post, Sep. 30, 2010.)

If the Chungs default, they will must spend six extra years in jail: The patriarch was once sentenced to seven years in jail and his daughter was once jailed for a four-year time period closing September.

“I see no reason why they should not be equally responsible for the outstanding amount ($4.6 million),” wrote Justice Gray.

“I do not agree that all of the responsibility should be placed on Jun-Chul Chung,” added the pass judgement on. “The lottery funds were made out to Kathleen Chung and she was an active participant in securing the funds from the OLGC.”

The Crown already seized virtually $eight million in property in business homes and comfort automobiles from the daddy and daughter, so the prosecution sought fines to make up for the $four.6 million steadiness.

Kathleen’s brother Kenneth Chung, 35, ran Variety Plus in Burlington the place his father labored part-time. Both father and son have been discovered accountable in April of stealing lottery tickets all over an eight-month duration finishing in February 2004.

Kenneth Chung simplest won a 10-month sentence since the pass judgement on concluded he performed no position within the successful jackpot price ticket robbery.

The father and daughter, who’re on bail, pending attraction, have seven years to pay the fines. The seven-year duration begins after the Chungs were paroled.

In 2011, the OLGC was once in a position to trace down the rightful winners of the $12.five million Super 7 jackpot and paid them the huge prize. The winners have been seven buddies and previous co-workers who lay cable for a dwelling, each and every of whom won $2.1 million. The jackpot had collected $2.three million in pastime within the lengthy stretch of time after the 2003 drawing, leading to a complete payout of $14.eight million.

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Updated: February 26, 2019 — 7:02 pm

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