Charming Fraudster Nigel Goldman Convicted By UK Court

Charming Fraudster Nigel Goldman Convicted By UK CourtPoker author Nigel Goldman has been found guilty of carrying out an elaborate antique coins scam on eBay, and is now awaiting sentencing by a UK court on January 8th. In addition, he is also wanted for organizing an alleged ponzi scheme in Spain, and if extradited could face up to 10 years behind bars in that country.
In the UK, Nigel Goldman, a.k.a. “Howard Del Monte”, would advertise expensive coins for sale on eBay, but once he received the money would fail to send out the product. In total, he is believed to have swindled around £2.5 million ($2.7 million) from his unfortunate victims.
Furthermore, Goldman even used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle in Spain, where he also apparently conned large numbers of people out of considerable amounts of money by promising them large returns on bogus investments in Moroccan-based companies, before absconding with their cash. Amongst his long list of victims is one investor who claims to have lost £436,861 to Goldman.
Goldman’s victims in Spain have since contracted lawyer Antonio Flores to represent them, with the intention of having the serial scammer extradited and convicted of fraud. Commenting on Goldman, who has been described as both “likable” and “charming” by his victims, Antonio Flores said:
“The man is a pathological swindler. He is narcissistic, incredibly vain, pompous and a criminal. All those things come together.”
A self-proclaimed “poker fanatic”, Goldman authored ‘Make a Million from Online Poker’, which is somewhat of a dubious get-rich-quick scheme book, with another one of his works including an autobiographical called ‘High Stakes: How I Blew £14 million’. In part of that book, he describes how he was sent to prison twice in the past, also for fraud. In terms of poker, his biggest tournament cash was at the 2011 EPT Barcelona €5,300 where he finished in 66th place for €12,000 ($17,288).

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