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Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by 2mercy: 9:15pm On May 26
From ‘I do’ to jail: Wedding cancelled after couple’s arrest for alleged $3m fraud


A planned wedding for Saturday has taken a dramatic turn as the soon-to-be-married couple, Darlington Akporugo, 46, and Jasmin Sood, 35, have been arrested on charges of defrauding elderly Americans over $3 million through online romance scams.

Information provided on the website for the wedding revealed that the ceremony was scheduled to take place on May 25 in Houston, Texas.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas, Akporugo and Sood allegedly conspired for over seven years, targeting widowed victims on social media and dating platforms.

A statement by the USAO in April read, “A Nigerian man who resided in Fulshear is set to appear in court on allegations he conspired to defraud over a dozen elder Americans who thought they were in romantic online relationships and sent millions to a network of fraudsters, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Darlington Akporugo, 46, is scheduled for a detention hearing at 9 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Edison. Akporugo allegedly conspired with Jasmin Sood, 35, also of Fulshear, to commit wire and mail fraud.”

The statement further mentioned that the fraudulent act went on between 2015 and 2022, as they cultivated trust with their targets, eventually coaxing them into transferring substantial sums of money to various accounts, reportedly controlled by Akporugo and Sood.

It claimed that they defrauded no fewer than 13 victims of $3,123,073, and a notice of forfeiture has been issued for all unlawfully acquired proceeds stemming from the scam.

It read, “The indictment also charges Akporugo with aggravated identity theft and fraud in connection with an access device.

“The scheme allegedly resulted in at least 13 victims being defrauded of an approximate $3,123,073. The indictment includes notice of forfeiture for all illegally derived proceeds from the fraud scheme.”


The indictment revealed that if they are convicted, both face up to 30 years in prison.

“If convicted, both face up to 30 years imprisonment for each of the wire fraud counts and conspiracy. Akporugo faces an additional 10 years on fraud in connection with an access device and another mandatory two years if convicted of aggravated identity theft,” it added.

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by TheGiftedOne(m): 9:16pm On May 26
FrauLOVEdulent Couple 😂😂😂

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by Writervick(m): 9:24pm On May 26
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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by huptin(m): 9:45pm On May 26
It's easier to steal money in America than spend it ...they follow money trail very closely. Once you start lavishing money anyhow they will trace you and get you arrested.

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by emnite(m): 10:32pm On May 26
Super couple well done the wedding for loud Kai oppression too much kai

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by OmotolaDeniro(f): 6:09am On May 27
Couples wey sabi ham 😃

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by mysticwarrior(m): 6:27am On May 27
Una wan loud una success but una failure come loud pass una success.

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by Emma1Oj(m): 9:45am On May 27
Want to live big with someone else sweat.

Irony of life.

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by Dottore: 9:45am On May 27
Ok

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by largeman4u(m): 9:46am On May 27
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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by BarrElChapo(m): 9:46am On May 27
😑❤️

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by techub: 9:47am On May 27
Impossible is nothing

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by Golan007: 9:47am On May 27
I always love Bonnie and Clyde stories.

Hope they can come back together after 21 years in jail.

grin

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by Ekaette1621990: 9:48am On May 27
The love of money is the root of all evil.

Anyway I laugh in Swahili 😂😂😂😂😂

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by omoadeleye(m): 9:48am On May 27
Bonnie and Clyde

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by Risingblue008(m): 9:48am On May 27
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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by TOPCRUISE(m): 9:48am On May 27
Yahoo-Yahoo couple.
This couple started their relationship with Yahoo and cancelled their wedding with Yahoo.

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by Mindlog: 9:48am On May 27
Fraud couple.

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by Macnnoli4(m): 9:48am On May 27
The judge should do the couple a favour and sentence them to the same length of jail time so that their marriage plans can possibly continue in the future. LOL

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by nairalee(m): 9:48am On May 27
I just don't know how fraudsters live with themselves. U destroy people's lives and plan to have a beautiful life for yourself.

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by haveMONEY: 9:49am On May 27
Omor that more than 4 billion naira

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by DARLINGTON869(m): 9:49am On May 27
It is well. The marriage self no fit last. Marriage built on lies, deceit and fraud

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by ogolemati: 9:49am On May 27
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin reception should have be held in prison yard.

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by emmabest2000(m): 9:50am On May 27
fraud always ends in tear and disgrace

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by CountinBlessins(m): 9:51am On May 27
You see them, demonic thieves.

You see them answering chairman , but In reality they are fraudsters..I am so glad the hand of the law dey catch them fast fast these days..

Fūck all yahoo boys , hookup girls and scammers angry

If you are married or dating a yahoo boys fūck you too.

Fūck all hookup girls and enablers of fraudsters. angry

You damage someone else and think you can love free from the karma and consequences?

Bastards angry

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by davit: 9:51am On May 27
Akporugo sounds like Naija person sha!

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by illuminutty: 9:51am On May 27
Can never be Nigeria. Here, both EFCC, Army, ManOWar, Amotekun, Ebube Agu and Police will provide them with security with that amount.

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by haveMONEY: 9:51am On May 27
largeman4u:
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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by AmericanIdiot(m): 9:51am On May 27
So even ugly man like this dey Marry
Nothing money cannot do
Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by Angelfrost(m): 9:51am On May 27
Forget location or place of birth, a lot of Nigerians have criminality deeply embedded in their DNA.

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by atobs4real(m): 9:51am On May 27
Fraud is an evil act perpetrated by evil people.
Life imprisonment

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Re: Darlington Akporugo & Jasmin Sood Wedding Cancelled After Arrest For $3m Fraud by whytediamond(m): 9:52am On May 27
grin

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