LI man accused in $100K house raffle scam

Scott Cicerone

January 13, 2011 7:51:04 AM PST
A Long Island man is accused of selling more than $100,000 worth of raffle tickets for a million-dollar waterfront home, then reneging on the drawing and pocketing the cash for luxury vacations.

Scott Cicerone was facing arraignment Thursday on 21 counts of petit larceny and one count of scheme to defraud.

His attorney said Cicerone will plead not guilty.

Prosecutors say that starting in August 2009, Cicerone sold $50 raffle tickets to thousands of people for a house in Massapequa. Cicerone and a partner bought it in 2004, but it later went into foreclosure.

He promised the drawing would take place in December 2009, then changed it to March 2010. Authorities say the house was never raffled off and Cicerone stopped replying to ticket holders.

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