Man accused of swindling fiancée enters plea

Man accused of swindling fiancée enters plea

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man accused of fleeing to Mexico after fleecing his fiancée has pleaded not guilty to federal fraud and identity theft charges.

John Bradley Egan was in U.S. District Court Monday.

Prosecutors say the 42-year-old convinced his fiancée to sell a North Salt Lake condo and move with him to Florida, where they would marry.

A federal indictment says that once she hit the road, Egan drained the woman's bank account of more than $100,000 and stole his parents' passports and Social Security cards before leaving the county.

He was arrested earlier this year on a broken-down boat in Cuba about a year after disappearing.

Information from: Deseret Morning News

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