– The United States announces the arrest of 80 Nigerians and a few others involved in a massive-scale fraud in the country
– While some of the suspected fraudsters engaged in love scam, others adopted various strategies to swindle their suspects
– The suspects were arrested in different parts of the United States by security operatives
The United States has announced the arrest and prosecution of 80 alleged fraudsters, many of them Nigerians, in what it called a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through various schemes.
The announcement was made by Nick Hanna, the US attorney, who alleged that the suspects connived with state and federal agencies to carry out their acts.
“A 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed today charges 80 defendants, most of whom are Nigerian nationals, with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes and launder the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network,” the department of justice of the Central District of California said in a statement on its website.
Federal prosecutors announced a 252-count indictment charging 80 people in the U.S. and Nigeria for money laundering, fraud, and identity theft, after they allegedly used a variety of tactics and scams to steal money from businesses and individuals. https://t.co/FGu515dqDZ pic.twitter.com/Boa21iRgC3