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Ghanaian socialite, Mona Montrage, popularly known as Hajia4Real appears to be undisturbed by the legal case she finds herself in per a recent video she shared.

Following news about her arrest due to her involvement in a romance scam worth over $2million, Hajia4Real for the very first time, engaged the public.

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She shared a video of herself dancing to Nigerian singer, Davido’s “Unavailable” at a setting believed to be a field or meadow on her TikTok page. She sat throughout while dancing.

The sight of her dancing and having a good time has garnered attention and sparked discussions among social media users.

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Some social media users are speculating that all is not fine as it appears that Mona Montrage has lost some weight but that is difficult to confirm as her posture did not provide much details.

“Omg she has lost soo much weight 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳,” one netizen noted.

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Romance scam

Hajia4Real was arrested in the United Kingdom on November 10, 2022, and was extradited from the United Kingdom on May 12, 2023.

Hajia4real is alleged to be a member of a criminal conspiracy known as the Enterprise that specifically targeted older Americans through romance scams which were both financially and emotionally devastating for vulnerable victims.

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, she had been doing this from about 2013 through to 2019.

Under false pretense, she is alleged to have induced victims to send money for payments to transport gold to the United States from overseas, resolve a fake FBI unemployment investigation and assist a fake United States army officer in receiving funds from Afghanistan.

She is said to have received approximately 82 wire transfers totaling approximately $89,000 to purportedly help with costs associated with her father’s farm in Ghana.

In total, Hajia4Real is believed to have controlled bank accounts that received over $2 million in fraudulent funds from the Enterprise.

She is currently facing six charges, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of wire fraud, one count of money laundering conspiracy, and one count of money laundering, each of which carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

She is also charged with one count of receipt of stolen money, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, and one count of conspiracy to receive stolen money, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. In total, she could see a possible 95-year jail term.

Currently, the defendant, Hajia4Real, has pleaded not guilty.

Source: The Independent Ghana

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