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Tommy Lee looking forward to huge payout from Dominican gov't

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tommy-lee-photo-10-simplified.jpgThe legal team representing deejay Leroy "Tommy Lee Sparta" Russell is preparing documents to submit to the Dominican Government for an "out of court settlement" following the artiste's deportation from that country in February.

Esteemed attorney, Bert Samuels, who is representing Tommy Lee Sparta, explained the sourcing of documentation, including a medical report, is what is causing the delay.

"The condition in which he was being held was not suitable and he had to sleep on the cold floor. Bear in mind he was suffering from an injury (sustained in a motor vehicle accident) at the time," said Samuels.

Tommy Lee and three members of his team -- Tiasha Oralie Russell, Junior Fraser and Mario Christopher Wallace -- were deported from Dominica a day after their arrival. All four had journeyed to Dominica for at a concert in Portsmouth. They were, however, denied entry and placed in custody before being deported.

Samuels said that he and his team are still examining the loss of income from contractual arrangements due to the artiste's deportation. As a result, he was unable to state the amount of the settlement being sought.

In a letter dated March 3, 2015, Dr Kathy-Ann Brown, Jamaica's deputy solicitor general and Director -- International Affairs Division, indicated her Dominican counterpart expressed a desire for a friendly resolution to the matter.

Tommy Lee Sparta is known for tracks including Spartan Soldier, Psycho and Nuh Fear Dem.

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