In one of the schemes, Whittington posed as a lawyer, and Herrera, who was a real former special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, posed as an FBI agent, prosecutors said. Whittington and Herrera promised the victim they could help him recover losses in fraudulent schemes related to two companies, Pacific Property Assets and Medical Capital Corporation. They claimed they could seize assets from the fraudulent firms if the victim first posted bonds that were purportedly required prior to seizing the assets, prosecutors said.
Whittington told the victim he had obtained a $4 million judgment, and was paid $290,000, some of which he split with Herrera and some of which he used to fund other fraud schemes, according to prosecutors.
In a separate scheme, Whittington allegedly posed as a former federal prosecutor and Herrera as an FBI investigator and offered to help with a victim’s wife’s immigration case. The men were allegedly paid $8,500 for help they never provided.
Whittington was indicted last year for allegedly posing as an attorney and fleecing two victims out of about $165,000 for investments in a phony real estate deal and tech company…