Illegal lottery organizer jailed for 21 months

A man was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment after he had organized an illegal lottery and stole some cash from some residents.

Chris Farrugia, 37, was arrested last week and he stood accused of organizing an illegal lottery and of having stolen money from an old man’s residence to whom he tried selling lottery tickets.

Farrugia was previously handed down suspended sentences that were added onto the 18 month sentence handed down on Tuesday. He was also fined €1,000.

The lawyer of the accused gave notice of appeal.