Saturday, August 01, 2015
JAMAICAN dancehall producer Anju Blaxxx was released on bail after spending close to six months in a North Dakota jail on lottery scamming-related charges.
His release was confirmed by Tanya Thellwell, manager of UIM Records .
"He was granted bail when he appeared in court yesterday (Thursday). He also went to immigration court today (Friday) and he was cleared, so hopefully he will be home soon," she told the Jamaica Observer.
The lottery scam involves convincing elderly American victims to send millions of dollars for 'lottery winnings'.
Anju Blaxxx (given name Andrew Sayeed Myrie) was arrested in Florida on February 7 by American law enforcement officers on mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing fraud in North Dakota.
He was granted bail when he appeared in court in Florida. The bail order was, however, overturned on the grounds that he was "a substantial flight risk".
Blaxxx is the producer of Bugle's hit Nuh Compatible and has hits with Purge, 300 Round and Klappaz riddims.
-- Simone Morgan