National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Fighting for the Crime Victims Who Don’t Make Headlines

Posted on 04/24/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsThis is a guest post from Stuart Delery, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “Gloria” was thrilled to get the call telling her she had won $5 million in a Jamaican lottery. In her 70s and living alone, Gloria had never been to Jamaica. But she wasn’t about to turn down a windfall. All Gloria had to do to collect her enormous winnings was pay the taxes and insurance—up front. A week later, the lottery …