Another Nigerian Declared Wanted In The US Pertaining To $10m Email Scam
A 33-year-old Nigerian, Nnamdi Nwosu, is been sought by both the US Department of Justice and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for a $10 million business email compromise scam, for which six other Nigerians have already been jailed.
Nwosu, who lives in Houston Texas is wanted on charges of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and one count of passport fraud. He remains a fugitive, for now, according to the Department of Justice.
ICE has called for information about Nwosu’s whereabouts through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form.
One of Nwosu’s gang members, Bameyi Kelvin Omale, 32 years-old and also a Houston resident was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison on Wednesday and also ordered to pay $5,378,292.03 for his role in a money-laundering scheme
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Three others – Chinonso Agbaji, a 30-year-old Houston resident, Igho Calaba, a 26-year-old Austin resident and Chibuzor Stanley Uba, a 31-year-old resident of San Antonio – pleaded guilty to the same charge. Last month, Agbaji was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison; Uba to 36 months in federal prison; and Calaba to 30 months in federal prison.
Two others involved in the scheme were also sentenced. In February 2019, 28-year-old Joseph Odibobhahemen of Austin pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering conspiracy. In December 2018, 32-year-old Nosa Onaghise of Austin pleaded guilty to one count of passport fraud in furtherance of the money laundering conspiracy.
Odibobhahemen was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $1,639,419.57. Onaghise is scheduled to be sentenced next week, reported KVUE, an affiliate of ABC.
Money laundering conspiracy calls for up to 20 years in federal prison upon conviction, while passport fraud calls for up to 10 years in federal prison upon conviction.