A Texas man named Saint Jovite Youngblood is facing wire fraud charges after pretending to be a member of the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force. Youngblood allegedly conned victims by offering protection against Mexican drug cartels and promising significant returns on payments, but instead used the money for gambling in Las Vegas. He has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of wire fraud and one count of engaging in a monetary transaction in criminally derived property. Youngblood has a history of deception and is known to have at least 13 aliases.
- Fraud Scheme: Saint Jovite Youngblood falsely claimed to be a Delta Force operator and offered protection against Mexican drug cartels. He promised safety and significant returns on payments in exchange for money.
- Misuse of Funds: Instead of fulfilling his promises, Youngblood used the money for gambling in Las Vegas casinos, as revealed by the Justice Department.
- Charges and Penalties: Youngblood has been indicted on two counts of wire fraud, each carrying a maximum sentence of 40 years, and one count of an illicit monetary transaction charge, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
- History of Deception: Youngblood appears to have a track record of similar fraudulent activities. In a previous incident, he was jailed on suspicion of defrauding a local coin dealer out of more than $90,000 in gold coins.
- Current Status: Youngblood is currently being held pending trial on the Texas charges, and the FBI investigation in the case remains open. His military experience, if any, has not been confirmed by Army officials.