Republican Congressman George Santos Faces Charges in ‘Nigerian Prince’ Crypto Scam

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A GOP lawmaker is facing an indictment for his purported involvement in a deceptive crypto scheme known as the “Nigerian Prince” fraud. What Happened: George Santos, a U.S. representative from New York, has been charged for allegedly perpetrating a scheme that resembles the classic “Nigerian Prince” email fraud, the New York Times reported. According to the newspaper, Santos and two associates approached a wealthy investor with a proposal to help a Polish citizen unfreeze funds to purchase crypto assets. The investor grew skeptical right away, as the identity of the Polish investor was kept se…

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