Man posing as Sen. Kennedy's son facefraud
charge in Ghana

Desperation and con artistry has led a man posing as the son of United States senator Edward Kennedy into trouble. Meanwhile, he has been granted bail after being arrested in the Ghanaian capital for defrauding a hotel owner of thousands of dollars, legal officials said on Tuesday, August 17. The 22-year-old man claiming to be Kennedy's son was granted $8 000 bail on Monday by an Accra Circuit Tribunal, officials from the state prosecutor's office said.

According to the prosecution, after defaulting on his hotel bills, the man posing as Kennedy convinced the hotel owner to invest in a fake company purporting to manufacture oxygen tanks and bottles.
The man was arrested when the deal turned out to be a hoax, but a Ghanaian accomplice managed to escape, the prosecution said. - USAfricaonline/Sapa/AFP