Dutch couple at centre of internet scams await extradition to US

A couple from the Noord-Holland town of Wieringerwerf have been arrested on behalf of the US justice authorities for running an internet scam which netted them hundreds of thousands of euros, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.

Pieter Roor, 58. and his wife Heleen or Heintina, 59, were arrested in September following a Dutch investigation, the paper says.
The couple are alleged to have fleeced investors by offering huge profits on minimal outlays. Websites warning people about scams feature several schemes alleged to have been run by Roor, who also operated under the name Pedro Dispenza.
These include the Oxford Savings Club, AceInvest, MiAmigo Services, AceXchange, We Let Your Money Grow, Dollar Dazzler, Petheldia, XWire, and the Happy Society.
Earlier this month, a court in St Louis indicted the couple on three charges, including conspiracy to commit fraud. They may also have operated in the Netherlands and Britain.
A Dutch court will decide on Friday if they should face extradition, the Volkskrant says.

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