The thrice-convicted fraudster, Okke Ornstein, now transferred to Panama's El Renacer prison, to begin serving a 40-month sentence, for two of those convictions, simply cannot stop defrauding victims. he has enlisted a number of associates, some of whom are also involved in his child pornography industry, to plead for monetary donations, ostensibly for upcoming legal fees. Ornstein has several pending criminal cases, one of which has been set for trial in December.
The problem is that a public defender has been appointed to represent him; any money donated by well-meaning individuals, taken in by his ficticious tale of "journalist" going to prison for writing articles, will be going right into the pockets of Ornstein and his confederates. Ornstein's co-conspirators have written a number of articles on the Internet, seeking financial support, though there is no factual basis for their stories; it's all an elaborate fabrication, designed to persuade readers to send in money.
Some of the additional white-collar charges that the Dutch fraudster skipped out on when he fled Latin America two years ago will now be heard in Panama's courts, and we trust that they will result in sufficient additional prison time to keep one of Panama City's most prolific criminals imprisoned for this decade, and the next.
Ornstein has civil judgments on file against him, for $5m and $1m, respectively.