Dayton, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton man sentenced to prison after conspiracy to defraud.
Darryl Harrison, 44, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to the legal maximum of 240 months in prison, according to a release. It is said
The Dayton man was found guilty of 10 counts of various federal fraud offenses in September 2022 after a jury trial. He is said to have swindled at least 14 people out of over $800,000. Additionally, Harrison was convicted of mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and witness tampering.
According to the release, court documents and trial testimony from January 2014 to September 2020 said the 44-year-old man had defrauded individuals he believed were investing in African mining and shipping companies. It is Harrison reached out to regional investors including Starbucks, IHOP, Kroger, car washes and fitness centers.
Harrison, 44, is said to have confirmed that he is the prince of the African nation of Ghana during his correspondence with interested investors. It is said that he told the company that he could expect a rate.
Harrison and his stepfather were allegedly pastors of the Power House of Prayer Ministries, which sponsors religious services in Southwest Ohio and Parker, Colorado. According to the release, the investor contacted was a member of a religious group.
Harrison reportedly withdrew thousands of dollars from a ministry band account after receiving the investment, according to the release, and Harrison and his stepfather used the money to rent a house in Colorado, buy luxury cars, and fly. I bought tickets, hotel accommodation, and a car rental.
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