Canceled raffle of LI manse spurs investigation

April 26, 2010 06:33PM

alternate textFrom left: Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and John Luongo’s Massapequa home

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice is investigating the canceled raffle of a million-dollar waterfront mansion in Massapequa, for which the owner sold thousands of $50 tickets and has not issued refunds. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom house is owned by John Luongo, who said in August that he lost his job and was unable to sell the home, so decided to raffle it off instead. Luongo postponed the raffle multiple times because he said the 10,000 tickets he sold only covered half of his costs. Now, Luongo has called off the raffle entirely and claims to have refunded 10,000 ticket holders, but many say they haven’t seen the money.
[CBS]


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