Bank Fraudster Taken Down By Facebook

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Say you've fleeced some local banks and credit unions out of 200k. It's not a fortune, but given how hard you had to work for it, it'll do. But the authorities are on to you and you have to make a run for it. You decide to make a run for the border- but which border? Even though you're in Seattle and Canada is a stone's throw away, you decide to head for warmer weather and Mexico. You hit the border and floor it to Cancun just in time for spring break. You've done it. The authorities can't find you and you're living the life. In fact, you're having such a good time, you want all your friends to know about it. So you update your Facebook page and throw in some pearls of wisdom you've stumbled upon since arriving in Mexico.

In status updates, (Maxi) Sopo said he was "loving it" and "living in paradise."
"LIFE IS VERY SIMPLE REALLY!!!!" he wrote on June 21. "BUT SOME OF US HUMANS MAKE A MESS OF IT...REMEMBER AM JUST HERE TO HAVE FUN PARTEEEEEEE."
His photo showed him wearing a black jacket decorated with a white lion as he stood in front of a party backdrop featuring logos of BMW and Courvoisier cognac.

You're in such a great mood. You've met so many new people in Cancun and added them as friends on Facebook- including one person who happened to work for the Justice Department. Which is a problem because then things like this tend to happen:

The former official told (Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael) Scoville he had met Sopo in Cancun's nightclubs a few times, but did not really know him and had no idea he was a fugitive. The official learned where Sopo was living and passed that information back to Scoville, who provided it to Mexican authorities. They arrested Sopo last month

The Cancun socialite is now a resident at a Mexico City jail awaiting extradition back to the US having learned that not everything that happens in Cancun stays in Cancun.

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