Virginia man convicted in $3 million romance fraud scheme

The Associated Press - December 14, 2019 8:47 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has convicted a 34-year-old Virginia man of helping to swindle women across the country out of nearly $3 million in a fraud scheme.

Prosecutors say that Henry Asomani, of Dumfries, Virginia, used proceeds collected from unknown co-conspirators, who contacted people who had posted ads on online dating sites, or through their Facebook pages. They persuaded the victims to invest in non-existent businesses.

Asomani was convicted Friday in federal court in Missouri. Besides Missouri, other victims live in New Jersey, Alaska, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Kansas, and Iowa.

 

Latest Stories

Supreme Court rules alcohol distribution law unconstitutional

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court has voted 5-4 to uphold a lower...

Forum set for Jan. 28 to discuss public transit

United Community Action Program, lnc. /Cimarron Public Transit will hold community forums in January related to...

‘Joe Exotic’ sentenced to 22 years on murder-for-hire, wildlife crimes

OKLAHOMA CITY – Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joseph Allen Maldonado, Joseph Allen Schreibvogel, and “Joe...