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Offline Hung_Low

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A Twin Cities man has been convicted of defrauding his Hmong elders out of more than $1.7 million by promising each of them land and a home in a future homeland in Southeast Asia. Federal jurors in St. Paul took two hours last week to find Seng Xiong, 49, of Maplewood guilty of wire fraud and mail fraud in a trial that spanned more than two weeks. Sentencing has not been scheduled. “Seng Xiong took the Hmong people’s tragic history of war and displacement and manipulated that for his own benefit,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Amber Brennan in a statement announcing the conviction. Xiong ran his fraud scheme from at least September 2014 to March 2016 until he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport while trying to board a flight to Thailand. Under an organization he named “Hmong Tebchaws,” he directed elders to deposit $3,000 to $5,000 into a bank account held in his name. In exchange, they were each promised 10 acres of land already set aside, a house and the benefits in a future country established as a Hmong homeland somewhere in Southeast Asia. He claimed to be working with the White House and United Nations to establish the country.

Ha so much for Hmong teb chaws. :2funny: Kinda feel bad for those elders now. :-\


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http://www.startribune.com/twin-cities-man-convicted-of-stealing-1-7m-from-hmong-elders-in-new-homeland-scam/412267663/


(Seng Xiong, age 49, arrested for fraud and scam)

Isn't this scam been around for decade?
I remember some Hmong OG came and talk to my dad about a new Hmong country being formed in Laos. All he need to do was pay some money to get a pin and that pin will guarantee him to be an official once the country is formed and he moves back. We all had a great laugh about it...
This was way back in the late 80s and early 90s.



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You are right. Here's proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_om6D6ulLoY


Back in the early 90's alot of those Hmong home invasion cases were Hmong vs. Hmong so again, no such things as the ignorant claim of "Tsov tsis tom tsov" whether in human or animal form...


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The fact he made a statement that would never crossed the mind of the zebra Hmoob does make me doubt if he's really scamming the elders...if his ambition was real he's not wrong, his approach with the claim of backing from UN is wrong.



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Dang.  $5,000 for 10 acres of land and a house eh.  Sign me up!  ;D 



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