Bronx residents charged with laundering millions in proceeds from romance scams – Bronx Times — Scam Guards
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Two Bronx residents face 20 years in prison for allegedly conspiring to commit money laundering, in connection with their involvement in laundering millions of dollars in proceeds derived from romance fraud schemes.
Nadine Jazmine Wade, 28 and Gregory Ochiagha,55, along with four co-defendants, allegedly contacted victims on various dating sites and convinced them, under false pretenses, to transfer funds to the defendants and others.
One online alias used in the schemes frequently employed the names “Diego Francisco,” “Richard Francisco,” or “Tom Francisco” (the “Francisco Alias”). They used pictures of a male model when providing victims with photos of the Francisco Alias. After engaging in conversation with the victims via phone, text and email, the defendants, posing as the…