List: Names, Ages of 11 Nigerians Arrested, Charged by US for N3.69bn Fraud, They Face Up to 30 Years in Jail
The United States Department of Justice has charged 11 Nigerians with conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
A statement released by the agency on Wednesday, October 13, indicates that over 50 victims sent more than $9 million (N3,697,295,072.39) to the defendants through online fraud schemes.
Nine of the suspects were arrested on Wednesday and dragged to court in the Southern District of New York. One suspect was arrested in the Southern District of Texas and was also taken to the federal court in the district while the remaining one remains at large.
How the fraud was perpetrated
The statement explained that the victims were defrauded in one of two ways.
It also added indictments are mere allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.