Monday, November 30, 2009

Source of Nigerian E-Mail Scams Discovered

Dan from New York:

Chelsea Clinton to wed son of Nigerian Finance Minister

November 30, 2009

WASHINGTON -- Chelsea Clinton is engaged to marry her... boyfriend of two years. Clinton, 29, the only daughter of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, became engaged over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, 31.

Mezvinsky, who works for Goldman Sachs, is the son of former U.S. Reps. Ed Mezvinsky (D-Iowa) and Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinksy (D-Pa.). The elder Mezvinsky recently served a prison term for swindling $10 million from investors in a series of Nigerian e-mail scams. He was released in 2008.

...The couple announced their engagement last Friday in a mass e-mail to friends, a Clinton spokesman said, according to media reports.

The authenticity of the mass e-mail, which also requested help in releasing "funds currently trapped in Nigeria," could not be confirmed at press time.

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