Federal charges against a Dayton man who purported to be a Ghanaian royal led to his sentencing on Wednesday.
In U.S. District Court on Wednesday, Daryl Robert Harrison, 44, also known as Prince Daryl R. Attipoe and Prophet Daryl R. Attipoe, received a 20-year sentence.
Harrison was convicted in September of 10 counts of federal charges in which he defrauded at least 14 victims of more than $800,000. According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice, he was found guilty of witness tampering, conspiracy to conduct mail and wire fraud, and mail and wire fraud.
Harrison conned individuals into investing in African haulage and mining firms under the guise of an African prince from Ghana, according to prosecution records and trial evidence. He informed the investors that they might expect a 28–33% return on their investment.
WHIO-TV confirms the news on their official Twitter account:
A Dayton man who pretended to be a Ghanaian prince was sentenced on federal charges Wednesday. https://t.co/SJ3jysxxgR
— WHIO-TV (@whiotv) March 15, 2023
Harrison and his stepfather both claimed to be preachers for the Power House of Prayer Ministries in Parker, Colorado, and the Dayton region of Southwest Ohio. Members of the church made up a large portion of the scam victims.
The money collected from the victims was taken out of the ministry’s bank accounts and used to pay for a property to rent in Colorado as well as luxury automobiles, travel, hotels, and rental cars.
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