Ex-Footballer Faces Caning, Fraud Charges in Singapore

After overstaying visa, former FSU player in more legal trouble
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2010 11:11 AM CDT
Ex-Footballer Faces Caning, Fraud Charges in Singapore
Kamari Charlton, number 83 at right, faces caning for overstaying his visa.   (Getty Images/ Matt)

An American citizen who faces caning in Singapore after overstaying his tourist visa has also been charged with fraud, the AP reports. The former Florida State football player was already at risk of being the first American to be caned in Singapore since 1994. Now he’s been slapped with charges of tricking an Australian man into paying him more than $16,000.

Kamari Charlton traveled to Singapore to get medical treatment for his wife, who was on a medical visa while her husband was on a shorter tourist visa, AOL News reports; he was nabbed by authorities at the airport last month having overstayed his visa by 169 days. Now authorities say he made phone calls to an Australian man, warning him that his family needed cash for a medical emergency. On top of all that, Charlton is under investigation for money laundering. Click here for more.
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