E-Fraud: E-Fraud: US Attorney General’s Office Indicts Nigerian man of over $30M mail, wire fraud
In a case investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero
It’s been announced that Chidozie Collins Obasi, 29 Nigerian is charged by Indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud, and 16 counts of wire fraud, all stemming from a complicated, evolving fraud scheme that initially targeted Americans through a spam email campaign offering illegitimate “work from home” jobs, and then during the COVID-19 pandemic shifted to targeting U.S. hospitals and medical systems by offering non-existent ventilators for sale beginning in March 2020, and finally shifted again in June 2020 to using stolen identity information of American citizens to apply for and obtain Economic Injury Disaster Loans (“EID Loans”).
Reacting to the alleged criminal case, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a Professor of Economics, History, Development Studies, Professor Ben Naanen, who play guest on ATN'S blowout, said this is another embarrassing moment in the litany of woes, saying all these issues are terminating the image of Nigeria within and outside the country.
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