ZJ Wah Wa Has Been Arrested In The United States And His Woes Worsen

Jamaica disc jock ZJ Wah Wa, (given name Deon-ville O’Hara) who was arrested in Florida on wire fraud and money laundering charges
earlier this month, will be tried in a North Dakota court.

ZJ Wah Wa was ordered transferred to that state when he appeared in court Tuesday.

It is, however, unclear where he is being held.

Keith Reisenauer, assistant attorney in the United States Attorney’s
Office for the District of North Dakota, confirmed the transfer, but had
no records on the disc jock’s whereabouts.

“We have no information on where he’s being held,” Reisenauer told the Jamaica Source yesterday.
 no date has yet been set for his court appearance,” was all he disclosed.

It is alleged he helped run a lottery scam in Jamaica that induced
American victims to send millions of dollars for ‘lottery winnings’.

He is charged on three counts, including conspiracy to commit mail and
wire fraud, and money laundering. Each count carries a maximum penalty
of 30 years in prison.

Herman F Rubio Jr, the Florida attorney who represented ZJ Wah Wa,
specialises in drug trafficking, money laundering and securities fraud.
He said he will be represented by a new attorney ‘up north’.

The Associated Press reported that the victims are an 83-year-old North
Dakota woman who sent seven cheques amounting to US$158,000 after
being promised US$19 million in winnings; and a South Dakota man who
sent a US$14,000 cheque after being promised US$3.5 million and a
Mercedes-Benz.

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