Damas Flohr at an earlier court hearing.
A man who charmed and pressured fellow Seventh Day
Adventist Dunedin church members out of more than $850,000 in a
Nigerian oil scam has been jailed for four years.
Tahitian-born Damas Tutehau Flohr (69), used his friendship
with the pastor and others to obtain large amounts of money
he said was needed to free up millions of dollars being held
for him in a New York bank.
But the millions never eventuated and, as well as the unknown
amount of cash Flohr himself lost earlier to the scam, seven
of his fellow church members were poorer by a total of
Full report tomorrow's Otago Daily Times