Hashim Sharif of Philadelphia, PA is charged with one count of wire fraud after the Justice Department says he defrauded victims out of $1 million.
According to investigators, Sharif went by the name "Adam Ford" and ran a website called phoniexgoldllc.com. On the site, Sharif advertised gold and other precious metals for sale but never sent the purchased products to buyers. He spent the money he received from customers on luxury items and real estate, says the US Attorney's Office.
If convicted, Sharif could face a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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