Cops: Deli owner, son stole $1M lottery ticket

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Nabil Jaghab, 57, owner of Peninsula Deli & Grocery in Hempstead, and his son and store clerk, Karim Jaghab, 26, were arrested Friday after paying a customer only $1,000 for a winning ticket, Nassau County police said in a Saturday news release. The victim called police, who determined the customer had won the $1 million jackpot. The Jaghabs, both of East Meadow, were released on $7,500 bond after their arraignments Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead. Both father and son made "numerous oral admissions" to police, court documents show. Videojournalist: Network News Long Island (Nov. 23, 2013)

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