Tommy Lee Sparta is now a free man.
The Gothic Dancehall entertainer was cleared of all Lottery Scamming-related charges on Thursday in the Home Circuit court in downtown Kingston, Jamaica.
The charges were dismissed after the judge upheld a no-case submission made by his lawyer, Ernest Smith.
Tommy Lee Sparta, whose given name is Leroy Russell, and three others were charged in February 2014 on suspicion of breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act, 2013. Two of the men were later released after no evidence was offered by cops.
Sparta and O’Brian were charged after investigations stemming from a traffic stop led police to an apartment in Kingston, where lottery scamming paraphernalia were seized.
During the trial, a senior police officer told court that he uncovered a hard drive and laptop containing personal information about people from North America linked to the Gothic dancehall entertainer.
However Tommy Lee Sparta’s lawyer argued that the prosecution failed to prove that the accused men were involved in the illicit trade.