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Man arrested in Missouri romance fraud case

The internet has revolutionized the way people conduct business and maintain relationships. Often, it allows people who are hundreds of miles apart an opportunity to connect with others in a way that they would never be able to without the internet and social media. However, it also leaves people vulnerable to certain allegations. In fact, a man has recently been indicted on federal fraud charges in Missouri.

The incident involves a man who lives in another state. Law enforcement officials have accused the man of "victimizing" 13 people over the course of a two-year period. The 33-year-old -- as well as his alleged co-conspirators -- is reportedly a naturalized U.S. citizen who contacted people who had posted advertisements on dating websites or through their personal websites.

Officials claim that the man and others made up stories to convince the alleged victims to send them money. For example, one woman allegedly sent the man over $3.2 million, believing that she was investing in gold mines in Ghana. Another woman is said to have given $800,000.

The man was recently indicted on federal wire fraud charges in a court in Missouri.  Unfortunately, the criminal justice system can be complicated even for those who have extensive legal training. In addition to this, allegations regarding white collar crimes can also be complex, making it difficult for those accused with fraud and other similar charges to fully understand the options available to them, including whether to fight the charges in court or attempt to negotiate a plea deal. An attorney with experience with such cases can help these defendants made the difficult decisions that they face.

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