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ramsey
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

AN Adelaide man involved in a classic Nigerian-style scam has been jailed after fleecing investors of more than $580,000.

The Adelaide Magistrates Court was told today that James Patrick Nolan's scam involved people being told he had access to large amounts of money held overseas but needed cash to have it released.

"It was the classical Nigerian-type scam," prosecutor Gary Phillips said.

"The only difference between this and a Nigerian scam is we don't have a Nigerian, we have Mr Nolan operating from South Australia.

"It was simply a confidence trick."

Last week Nolan pleaded guilty to 41 counts of deception but asked the court to take into account another 185 similar offences.

Altogether his victims were taken for $580,095 between June 2004 and February 2007, with one, a Victorian man, handing over more than $560,000.

Mr Phillips said Nolan, 61, had maintained that he still had access to about $450,000 in a Swiss bank account that could be returned to his victims after he was dealt with by the court.

But he said the prosecution believed that was a lie and indicated Nolan's lack of remorse.

"There is no money in an overseas account," the prosecutor said. "It (repayment) simply isn't going to happen. He simply doesn't have the means and will never have the means."

In imposing sentence, Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Cannon told Nolan his victims had suffered significantly because of his predatory behaviour.

He said he reluctantly made no order for compensation despite Nolan's contention that he still had access to significant funds.

"You maintain the story that there is $450,000," Dr Cannon said. "In my view that is something that is a fantasy or an outright lie."

The magistrate jailed Nolan for five years with a non-parole period of three years.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

it begs the question. How did he finally slip up and get caught?
and... is there a link to the actual news story ?

So if it happens in Oz, one time once, he gets 5 yrs.
How many arrests and convictions in the Western Africa area ??

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Advance fee fraud aka 419 has proved so successful for the original criminals that other criminals are using it as a template. It is not surprising these days to see non Africans use it as can be seen in this story. I have seen a similar one sometime ago
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