LOW-LIFE NAVY LTCDR PLEADS "NOT GUILTY"
TO EXTORTION OF BIG BUCKS FROM HIS AGED
PARENTS - FEDS SAY DAVID ROSETTER, HIS
WIFE AND HER SISTER, MADE UP STORY THEY
IN GREAT DANGER - NEED MONEY TO BUY OFF
"HITMEN" - GULLIBLE FARM COUPLE FORK OVER
$185,000 BEFORE WISING UP AND GOING TO
POLICE - TRIAL SET TO BEGIN IN FEDERAL COURT
ST, PAUL, MINNESOTA LATER ON THIS FALL
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They say that truth is stranger than fiction. Well, we are about to prove that correct right here. When you get done reading this story, you'll wonder how some people can be so evil as to rip off their elderly parents, and how that farm couple from rural Minnesota could be so dense they would fall for their son's incredible lies.
For the record, LTCDR David Rosetter, up until now a boss at the Sealift Command at Pearl Harbor, has pleaded "not guilty" to extortion charges. But we hear the feds have him dead to rights, finding a fistful of incriminating e-mails, where the 40 year-old fraudster convinced his aged parents that he, his squat little Samoan wife Lumatafiafia, AKA "Fia," her sister Vatauomalao Tafaoa, and later on - even the old folks themselves - were in "grave danger" of being "rubbed out."
The solution: money, and lots of it.
A FANTASTIC TALE, BUT THE AGED PARENTS BOUGHT IT
The fantastic tale featured the "Samoan Mafia," supposedly after LTCDR Rosetter, mysterious hit men, and threats of death to everyone because, as the tall tale went, Rosetter had gotten himself in deep trouble and owed money to criminal elements.
His doting parents, Richard and Joan Rosetter from Granite Falls, Minn., believed their son's lies, and over a period of two years, coughed up nearly $200,000 to "save" sonny boy's life.
It was only after a long period of time that they woke up to the fact that the whole thing was a fraud and scam from the beginning. They finally went to the police, and they to the FBI.
It seems the Navy officer, a bald-headed dweeb who liked to frequent strip joints on Guam, had gotten himself into a financial jam with a girlfriend there and needed money to bail himself out. At one point, he even claimed that he'd gotten the woman pregnant. Since mom and dad were always quick to write a check and fall for his pack of lies, he kept upping the ante, telling them they had to flee their home to escape being killed. Of course, it would be nice for them to sell the place first, even for pennies on the dollar, and send him the proceeds so he could maintain his (useless) existence. Little did they know, the LTCDR was living well beyond his means and wasting their money as soon as he received the checks.
Investigators say wifey and her sister were in on the scam which began back in 2005.
The legal proceedings were held and pleas made in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn. Rosetter, a 17-year Navy veteran and product of NROTC, is expected to stand trial at that location some time in September. He has been transferred to "administrative duties" by the Navy and has returned to Hawaii.