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Monday, 24 April 2017

US Court Convicts 25-year Old Nigerian For Fraud

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A United States Federal court has convicted a Nigerian, Wiseman Oputa, who set up a number of bank accounts with bogus passports over a year, in which he managed to steal at least $500,000 through wire fraud and Internet scams.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Texas has announced that the court convicted Oputa of one count of wire fraud. Wiseman Oputa, pleaded guilty to opening bank accounts in the area surrounding Houston, using counterfeit passports.

The victims sent at least a total of $500,000 to these bank accounts via checks and wire transfers, which Oputa and his associates controlled.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 6 and faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a potential maximum fine of $250,000.

PMNews