US couple accused of fraud, keeping man in Samoa to steal more money

They have also been charged with a related scheme to defraud a vulnerable adult out of USD$2.4 million according to a Department of Justice statement.

In an indictment issued by a federal grand jury, Misiona and Lavinia are charged with two counts of bank fraud and three counts of money laundering, while Misiona is separately charged with four counts of wire fraud, six counts of aggravated identity theft, and one count of kidnapping.