A former US Army reservist has been charged and sent behind bars for scams that targeted the lonely, the elderly, and businesses. 

US prosecutors said this week that Joseph Iorhemba Asan Jr. will spend 46 months — or over three-and-a-half years — in prison for conducting both romance and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams.

According to the US Department of Justice (DoJ), from around February 2018 until October 2019, the former serviceman worked with a co-conspirator, named as Charles Ifeanyi Ogozy — another member of the US Army Reserves — to commit fraud “against dozens of victims across the United States, defrauded banks, and laundered millions of dollars in fraud proceeds to co-conspirators based in Nigeria.”

The 24-year-old, based in Daytona Beach, Florida, worked with Ogozy to operate romance scams that focused on older men and women….

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