A Ghananian resident of Virginia has been found guilty of a $3 million scam by a US court after ripping off people looking for love online and has been convicted.
Born in Ghana and a naturalized American citizen, the man identified as Henry Asomani reportedly served as the middleman in the fraudulent scheme in which his accomplices persuaded users of social media and dating sites to provide money for gold mines, school and travel.
He was found guilty of the two-year scheme involved 13 victims, including three from the metro area, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri disclosed.
A total of about $2,993,354 was received by Asomani through the scam operation, after which he kept some of the money for himself and then sent the remaining to a network of individuals in Ghana.
He now faces up to 30 years in prison.