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Lottery scam trial nearing end

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the trial of two brothers accused of conning a man out of a winning $5 million scratch-off lottery ticket.

Andy and Nayel Ashkar are both charged with conspiracy. Prosecutors say back in 2006, they tricked a customer at their father's convenience store into giving up the winning ticket. The prosecution has pointed to the six years it took to turn in the ticket as part of their evidence.

Andy Ashkar testified that he didn't tell anybody because he worried about the safety of his parents.

The case will be decided by a judge, since the brothers waived their right to a jury trial.

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