Louisiana police have announced they have arrested notorious email scammer the "Nigerian prince". I can't tell you how incredibly happy this news makes me.

Nola.com reports Slidell police have arrested Michael Neu, 67, the "Nigerian prince'' who is accused of helping scam people out of thousands of dollars.

Neu is charged with 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering "following an 18-month-long investigation by the Slidell Police Department's Financial Crimes Division."

From nola.com -

In the scam, an email arrives from someone claiming to be or represent a Nigerian prince who says the recipient is the beneficiary of a large sum of money - often millions of dollars -- but must first send personal financial information such a bank account number to speed the process.


Neu is believed to part part of ring of scammers, and hopefully will turn on his associates leading to more arrests.

For more info, head over to nola.com.