Nigerian Scammer Tried to Sell Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Secret

Riley Keough, Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, was “traumatized” when a Nigerian con artist took credit for the Graceland home sale that failed. 

In 2023, the most famous museum in the United States was put up for sale by a sketchy company called Naussany Investments and Private Lending LLC. In subsequent attempts to sell the residence, the firm considered holding a foreclosure auction. 

Allegedly preying on the elderly, the recently departed, and a Nigerian scam genius headed other naive Americans, the mysterious group.

The daughter of rock legend Elvis Presley allegedly owes $3.8 million to Naussany Investments & Private Lending LLC, according to emails received last week. When Presley’s granddaughter sought an injunction, however, Chancellor JoeDae Jenkins of Memphis’s Chancery Court halted the endeavor. Since finding Naussany in the physical world was unsuccessful, its nature and the events that took place there remained a mystery.

An individual with the email address listed in the court document—[email protected]—claimed that the whole thing was a complex hoax. In the first of two emails, the self-proclaimed troublemaker acknowledged that they were the cause of all the turmoil. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is allegedly investigating the attempted transaction and has shown interest in opening a criminal inquiry into the matter.

Kurt Naussany started hounding Keough in September on the grounds that her late mother had taken out a loan in 2015 using Graceland as collateral, and she had missed the 2022 payment deadline. After Keough turned down the original settlement offer of $2.8 million, a new one was suggested. They were unsuccessful in filing a collection claim in a Los Angeles court. After that, Naussany let the public know about the foreclosure auction through a classified ad that was published in a Memphis newspaper. 

A typical promissory note and a 2018 deed of trust for Graceland, both bearing Lisa Marie’s signature, were among the documents that Naussany forwarded to Keough in an effort to collect on her mother’s purported obligation. Kimberly Philbrick, a notary public in Duval County, Florida, who denies knowing Lisa Marie or having notarized any of the trust deeds that Naussany had prepared, is named among the dubious papers produced. Although the signatures on the documents looked like Lisa Marie Presley’s, the lawsuit firmly stated that she did not sign them.

The court denied Kurt and Gregory Nassauny’s plea for more time.

Nassauny has stated that he is withdrawing all claims without prejudice.