Baton Rouge Man Admits To Chicken Feet Scam
A federal grand jury indicted a Baton Rouge man back in May with scamming wholesalers out of $166,000 in a scam dealing with chicken feet. Terence Ndangoh signed a plea agreement and a judge sentenced him yesterday.
Prosecutors say that Ndangoh used the Internet, a fake company and pretended he had supplies of frozen chicken feet while scamming his victims. He swindled 13 wholesalers out of thousands of dollars. Prosecutors say while chicken feet are sometimes processed into animal feed here in America, in countries like China and other Asian nations, they are considered to be a delicacy.
Ndangoh was indicted on seven counts of mail fraud, and as part of his plea agreement U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced him to 21 months in federal prison.
The man will also have to pay $138,000 dollars in restitution of $138,000 to the buyers that were swindled.