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Sentiment Fraud: 2 Ghanaians Sentenced for their Role in Scamming US Man Out of Over $500K

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Ghanaian nationals, Linda Mbimadong and Richard Broni have been condemned to jail for their job in a trick that fleeced a US man out of more than $500,000. The two were condemned in Alexandria government court Friday to three years and 19 months in jail, individually, for laundering cash for tricksters in return for a cut of the returns, The Washington Post reports.

The person in question, a 78-year-elderly person from Annandale in Virginia, US, had gone on the web-based media network iFlirt to track down friendship.Subsequent to making a record, he connected with somebody recognizing herself as a bereft lady in her 30s who appeared to be intrigued, ABC News reports.

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As their web-based relationship developed, the lady, who professed to be from New York, said she was captured while making a trip to Germany to recover a legacy of gold bars, and required cash to make bail. The man paid. The man therefore received another message that she was captured a subsequent time and required significantly more cash.

As per ABC News, the Annandale man, who isn’t distinguished in court papers, got taken for above and beyond $500,000. Mbimadong and Broni were captured for their association in the ”sentiment extortion”. In condemning updates in front of Friday’s hearing, the suspects, who were living in New York City at the hour of their capture, apologized for their activities.

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