MIAMI — Federal prosecutors charged Judith Dianne Paris-Pinder of defrauding $4.6 million primarily from the South Florida Haitian community through a Ponzi scheme. Half of the money, they said this week, went toward Paris-Pinder’s wedding, vacations, shopping and cosmetic surgery.
“Paris-Pinder spent about $1 million on herself, paying for her wedding, vacations and other entertainment,” federal prosecutors said.
Paris-Pinder, who made her first appearance in Federal Magistrate Court in Miami on Monday, pleaded not guilty to “information” with wire fraud, and was granted a $200,000 bond.
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