A St James resident, Damion Barrett, is set to become the first Jamaican accused of lotto scamming to be extradited to the United States.

Barrett was remanded on Monday when he appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court. He returned to Court today and waived his right to challenge the request for his extradition.

Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewelyn confirmed the development this afternoon during an interview with Nationwide News.

Paula Llewelyn, Director of Public Prosecutions speaking with Nationwide News.

Barrett is wanted by US prosecutors in connection with wire fraud.

He’s accused of being part of a criminal network that fleeced millions of dollars from unsuspecting US nationals.

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