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Ga. author pleads guilty to defrauding womanGa author pleads guilty in multimillion-dollar scheme to bilk women he met on dating site
ATLANTA (AP) ' A Georgia author of a fantasy trilogy has pleaded guilty in a scheme to bilk women he met through a dating site out of millions of dollars.
Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say Mitchell Gross pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud and money laundering.
The 61-year-old was charged last year with scamming a Florida real estate agent he met through an online Jewish dating site into investing about $3 million in a sham company that he secretly controlled. They say he used some of the money to repay another woman whom he had bilked out of at least $1.4 million.
Gross writes under the pen names Mitchell Graham and Douglas Alan. His work includes a suspense story called "Circle of Lies."
Gross is to be sentenced May 14.
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