Man who scammed Oneida County woman out of $100k pleads guilty

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Sanjay Burton (aka Michael Peart), 34, of Jamaica, West Indies, pled guilty in court to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud.

Burton admitted he scammed an Oneida County woman claiming she had won $250k in prize money, but first had to send payments for taxes and fees to collect the full winnings.

Burton caused the victim to send at least $100k to him directly, or others on his behalf, as “payment” for taxes and fees for the prize which did not exist.

Burton faces up to 20 years in prison, a term of post-release probation of up to three years, and a fine of $250k. 
 

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