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United States v. Mona Montrage




  • Case Summary: Montrage, a 30-year-old individual, is accused of deceiving her followers and unlawfully obtaining over $2 million from them. facing charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering, receipt of stolen money, and conspiracy to receive stolen money. Authorities arrested her in the United Kingdom in November, according to a press release by the prosecutors. They alleged that she participated in numerous romance scams specifically targeting vulnerable, elderly individuals living alone, through which she fraudulently acquired money from them.

  • Charges: Facing charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, money laundering, receipt of stolen money, and conspiracy to receive stolen money.

○ Conspiracy to Commit (Title 18, United States Code, Section 371)

○ Wire Fraud (Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343)

○ Money Laundering (Title 18, United States Code, Section 1957)

○ Receipt of Stolen Money (Title 18, United States Code, Section 2315)

  • Judgment Result: Montrage is charged with 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 carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, according to the Department of Justice. She’s 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, the DOJ said.

  • Her bail is set at $500,000 and once she’s released, she’ll be on home detention and subjected to electronic monitoring


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