Mona Faiz Montrage, a Ghanaian socialite also known as Hajia 4Reall, is facing a $2 million romance scam case in the U.S. She was extradited from the U.K. on May 12, 2023, after being arrested there on November 10, 2022.
The prosecution claims that Hajia 4Reall targeted lonely and elderly Americans in her alleged online dating fraud scheme.
She appeared in a Manhattan federal court on Monday, 15th May 2023, for her alleged role in multiple romance scams.
Her lawyer, Adam Cortez, said that there were six alleged victims in the case, but only one of them said that he interacted with Ms. Montrage.
Adam Cortez is the founder of The Cortez Law Firm. He graduated with honors from Incarnate Word College (now University of Incarnate Word) in 1988 with a degree in Accounting, and from The University of Texas School of Law in 1991.
He has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1991 and in New York since 2006.
He specializes in Criminal, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Civil Rights cases. He is also a passionate boxer and a former TV host for a boxing show.
In 2017, he shared his story of combining boxing with his legal career on CBS. Watch him in the video below.