The Hustlers' Embassy

How could a fake embassy go undetected for so long? How did the criminals get hold of real visas? How is it the Accra police force only arrested three people? Who were all these people with $6,000 to spend on visas, and why did they think the U.S. Embassy was located in a decrepit, pink boarding house? For a few weeks, the incredible story of the fake U.S. embassy in Ghana became an international sensation. There was only one problem. As journalist Yepoka Yeebo discovered, none of it was true.

Meet the Journalist: Yepoka Yeebo

For over a decade, there existed a fake U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. When the news broke, there were more questions than answers and some officials are convinced it didn't happen.