Ghanaian singer, Hajia 4Real extradited to US over alleged $2m romance Scam
Ghanaian musician and socialite Mona 4Reall or Hajia4Reall has been extradited to the United States from the United Kingdom for her alleged involvement in a $2 million romance scam.
According to reports, Hajia4Real was arraigned before the Manhattan federal court on Monday, May 15 for her involvement in a series of romance scam targeting older, single Americans who lived alone.
Mona Faiz Montrage however pleaded not guilty before the court.
She will be released on home detention to her aunt’s New Jersey residence on a $500,000 bond with a GPS tracking ankle monitor.
Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Michael J. Driscoll, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced the unsealing of a six-count Indictment charging Hajia4Real for her role in a series of romance schemes and for laundering the proceeds of those schemes.
She was arrested in the United Kingdom on November 10, 2022, and was extradited from the United Kingdom on May 12, 2023.
She was presented before U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty, to whom the case is assigned today.