According to prosecutors, Stratos told Murphy - whom he had known since they were teenagers - that he knew members of Middle Eastern royal families and could sell them her home in Granite Bay, California, as well as help her invest millions of dollars into lucrative oil contracts.He even convinced her to lease luxury Rolls-Royce and BMW cars to make her property more attractive, saying that a potential buyer would purchase the high-end cars along with the house in a package deal, according to the federal indictment.However, in court this week, five years after his arrest, the jailed swindler admitted that he never invested any money in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, as promised.
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held at Arc Light Hollywood on Monday (July 25) in Hollywood.
Nick Cannon's certainly a fan of cougars, so it should come as no surprise that the 35-year-old was spotted getting cozy with a woman who's 12 years his senior over the weekend!
Retired model Nicole Murphy, 47, and the father-of-two were pictured getting dinner together before going furniture shopping in Hollywood, reigniting rumors that they're dating 10 months after sharing a meal on Valentine's Day.
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(Photo Credit: Getty Images) While the duo looked like they were having a good time, a source close to both celebs tells .Stratos is scheduled to be sentenced on November 17.The crimes of mail and wire fraud are punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison, and charges of money laundering and obstruction of justice carry a maximum penalty of 10 years each.The pair has generally kept mum on the details of their relationship. She was later engaged to NFL star Michael Strahan for five years, and has been romantically linked to Nick Cannon.When Nicole starred on the reality show “Hollywood Exes” in 2012, she told Radar, “Eddie and I are friends; he’s my babies’ daddy, so we speak to each other and have a great relationship and I think that’s important when you have children involved.” She and Eddie have five children together. On her reality show, “Mel B: It’s A Scary World,” she said, “I had people calling me a gold-digger, saying that I got pregnant on purpose.Eddie Murphy will soon have enough kids to round out a baseball team! A 2011 Rolling Stone profile said he keeps photos of all his kids on a shelf in his Beverly Hills mansion. He previously fathered five kids with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy, a son with Tamara Hood Johnson, another son with Paulette Mc Neely and a daughter with former Spice Girl Mel B.