$2 Million Romance Scam: UK Hand Over Hajia4Real To US To Face Trial

Ghanaian socialite, musician and influencer, Mona Faiz Montrage, popularly known as Hajia4Real has been extradited from the United Kingdom to the authorities of United States on allegations of numerous fraudulent activities of over $2 million.

Hajia4real, 30, is said to have allegedly been part of of a criminal group “The Enterprise“ from at least in or about 2013 through in or about 2019, who duped vulnerable older, single American men and women who lived solitarily.

“As alleged, Mona Faiz Montrage was a member of a criminal conspiracy that specifically targeted older Americans through romance” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said.

According to the New York Post, Hajia4Real has pleaded not guilty at Manhattan federal court on Monday during proceedings in the court.

Montrage now faces a charge with “one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of wire fraud, one count of money laundering conspiracy, and one count of money laundering, each of which carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison”.

Additionally, she is charged with a single count of receipt of stolen money, which is punishable by a sentence of 10 years in prison, and another single count of conspiracy to receive stolen money, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

It is to note that, the judge has the final sentence say if Mona Faiz Montrage is finally found guilty of the numerous crimes. 

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