Virginia man convicted in romance fraud scheme

December 13, 2019 - 8:31 pm

A federal grand jury has convicted a Virginia man of helping to swindle women across the country out of nearly $3 million in a fraud scheme. 

Prosecutors say Henry Asomani, 34, 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.

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