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Lottery scammers handed 1,410 years

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A Government Lottery Office (GLO) employee and a vendor have been sentenced to 1,410 years in prison each for swindling 33 people in a lottery pyramid scheme. 

However, the pair will serve just a fraction of that time, as the maximum jail term they can serve by law for such a crime is limited to 20 years.

The Criminal Court yesterday found Plengsri Sripongkul, 43, a GLO employee, and Atchara Thonghum, 40, a lottery ticket vendor, guilty of 282 counts of fraud. Each count carries a jail term of five years.

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