#BetaPipol According to federal prosecutors, Sona Lionel aka Sona The Voice(35) and his partner, used cryptocurrency like Bitcoin to try to launder at least $100,000 stolen from people who thought they were buying Havanese puppies from cassyhavanesebreeders.com. The small, bichon-type dog is the national dog of Cuba.
Based in Milwaukee(USA), Sona the Voice, and Blair Hudson(26), of Waukesha, now face a federal indictment for eight counts of wire fraud in a scheme that included an unknown person in Cameroon.
Hudson and Voice were first arrested in June based on a criminal complaint from a U.S. Secret Service investigation. The new indictment lists eight unidentified victims who sent between $1,200 and $2,100 for dogs which they never received, from December to March. It says the defendants obtained more than $100,000 via the scheme.
Sona and Hudson are scheduled for a virtual preliminary hearing in federal court on Friday.