Tommy Lee Sparta’s legal team is preparing to sue the Government of Jamaica in order to recover money they said the Dancehall artist lost as a result of him being arrested and charged with lottery scamming.
Defense attorney Ernest Smith recently revealed that he is gearing up “file an action against the Attorney General’s Department for the many shows their client have been pulled from and the tours that have been canceled.”
“It is our intention to file action against the Attorney General’s Department with regard to numerous retainers given to him, which he had to return because when the police got information that he was billed for a particular show, his name had to be scratched,” Ernest Smith told reporters.
The “Happy Life” singer lawyer and his team are doing research to file the action.
“My daughters Nesta Clair and Marsha Smith, attorneys-at-law, are doing the necessary research to file such an action,” Ernest Smith stated.
Last year, Mr. Smith indicated that the lawsuit would be in the region of JMD $20 million.
Tommy Lee Sparta, whose given name is Leroy Russell, and his co-accused, O’Brian Smith, were found not guilty of lottery-scamming charges in the Home Circuit Court on Thursday, December 20.