A widow from Oklahoma City lost more than A widow from Oklahoma City lost more than $1 million from the scam. || A widow from Oklahoma City lost more than $1 million from the scam. million from the scam.
I no longer had to push myself to maintain a full-time job and a decent GPA and good social standing, so I swung to the other extreme.Two Houston residents have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in an internet "romance scheme" that conned its victims out of millions of dollars.The online scam used popular dating sites, including Christian and Match.com, to befriend and then defraud older, vulnerable women, according to Oklahoma City federal prosecutors.But in the spring of 2006, Justin came back into my life with a phone call from my mother.This time, he’d really screwed up, my mom told me; he’d been arrested as an accomplice in a double murder.He admitted to deceiving victims through "claims of romance." On Friday, U. The judge last month sentenced Ejiofor to seven years in federal prison.The judge also ordered them to pay ,678,302 in restitution to 10 victims.I stayed up late writing or reading or just thinking, and slept in until I felt like getting up.I dyed my hair green and I cursed in front of children and I showed up late for work at Subway.Justin and I had dated off and on for years, and some part of me always believed we would end up married. I was quiet, studious, painfully shy; he was full of boisterous energy and crude jokes.Our parents were close friends, and we’d grown up together. I loved his pug nose, his fiery red hair, and his teasing smiles.