One FBI agent’s war on the deadly scam that took over Jamaica

BISMARCK, North Dakota — Frank Gasper had a problem, an Edna Schmeets problem. For more than a decade, the FBI special agent had busted mobsters and white-collar crooks in New York City, including a real-life character who inspired the movie “Goodfellas.” But after several strange twists, he’d ended up in North Dakota, where he was struggling to convince an 82-year-old widow that he really was a federal lawman, not one of the Jamaicans who’d spent months scamming her out of nearly $300,000. Schmeets was a housewife who tended cows on…

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