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Laborer in lottery dispute allowed to stay in US

By: Ap Email
By: Ap Email

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) -- The immigration attorney for a day
laborer suing his employer over a $750,000 lottery ticket he claims
is his says the man can stay in the country to fight his legal
battles.

Jose Antonio Cua-Toc of Bonaire has been jailed since Nov. 27 on
a terroristic threats charge. Cua-Toc, 25, is accused of
threatening Erick Cervantes of Warner Robins, who he is suing in
civil court. Authorities say Cua-Toc called Cervantes' family
several times and "threatened to kill each of them if he did not
give them some of the lottery winnings."

The Macon Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/qYHu6R ) Cua-Toc was
released from the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin on Wednesday.
An attorney for Cervantes maintains he is the rightful owner of the
lottery ticket and that Cervantes gave Cua-Toc money to buy the
ticket for him.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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