US Federal operators have nabbed 24 people for their involvement in a large-scale fraud and money laundering.
13 Nigerians are one of the guys.
The scam targeted citizens, corporations, and financial institutions throughout the United States.
It included Business Email Compromise schemes, romance fraud scams, and retirement account scams, among others.
An announcement by the US Department of Justice noticed that affected people and companies lost more than $30 million.
U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak., stated: “Fraud schemes, like the ones perpetrated and facilitated by these defendants, inflict considerable losses on citizens, companies, and the financial system.”
Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta, stated: “There is no way we can make the victims of these schemes, many who have lost their life savings, whole again. Hopefully the arrests and pending prosecutions will at least give them solace that someone is being held accountable for their losses.”
Steven R. Baisel, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Mystery Service, Atlanta Field Offic guaranteed that the U.S. SS will keep on teaming up with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and others to America.
People accused of illegal money laundering are Blessing Oluwatimilehin Ojo, Afeez Olaide Adeniran, Matthan Bolaji Ibidapo, Obinna Nwosu, Benjamin Ibukunoluwa Oye, Christopher Akinwande Awonuga.
Others are Ahamefule Aso Odus, Paul Chinonso Anyanwu, Chineda Obilom Nwakadu, Chukwukadibia Ikechukwu Nnadozie, Uchechi Chidimma Odus, John Ifeoluwa Onimole, Oluwafunmilade Onamuti.
The announcement included that Afeez Olaide Adeniran and Blessing Ojo are likewise accused of wire fraud.
Adeniran allegedly defrauded a homebuyer of $40,000 intended for a real estate transaction.
Ojo scammed a media company in California of $89,140 to a bank account controlled by one of the defendants.