Tuesday, 17 March 2020

List of 35 Nigerians charged with $30m Fraud in the United States!

The following individuals have been charged with money laundering conspiracy:
  • Darius Sowah Okang, a/k/a Michael J. Casey, a/k/a Richard Resser, a/k/a Thomas Vaden, a/k/a Michael Lawson, a/k/a Matthew Reddington, a/k/a Michael Little, 29, of Stone Mountain, Georgia;
  • Dominique Raquel Golden, a/k/a Desire Tamakloe, a/k/a Mellissa Moore, a/k/a Nicole Nolay, a/k/a Raquel Roberts, a/k/a Maria Henderson, a/k/a Raquel Golden, 29, of Houston, Texas;
  • Blessing Oluwatimilehin Ojo, a/k/a “Timmy,” 34, of Nigeria;
  • George Kodjo Edem Adatsi, 36, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Desire Elorm Tamakloe, a/k/a “Chubby,” 25, of Smyrna, Georgia;
  • Solomon Agyapong, a/k/a “Gumpe,” 31, of Marietta, Georgia;
  • Afeez Olaide Adeniran, a/k/a “Ola,” 31, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Francesco Benjamin, a/k/a “B-More,” 30, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Jonathan Kojo Agbemafle, a/k/a “Skinny,” 26, of Kansas City, Missouri;
  • Joshua Roberts, a/k/a “Onyx,” 28, of Houston, Texas;
  • Hamza Abdallah, a/k/a Reggie Lewis, 30, of McDonough, Georgia;
  • Prince Sheriff Okai, 26, of Mableton, Georgia;
  • Kelvin Prince Boateng, 24, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Monique Wheeler, 29, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Matthan Bolaji Ibidapo, a/k/a “B.J.,” 27, of Colorado Springs, Colorado;
  • Stephen Abbu Jenkins, a/k/a “Face,” a/k/a Steven Abbu Jenkins, Steven Jenkins, Steve Jenkins, 53, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Kahlia Andrea Siddiqui, 28, of Chamblee, Georgia;
  • Alexus Ciera Johnson, 26, of Mableton, Georgia;
  • Abubakar Sadik Ibrahim, 26, of Mableton, Georgia;
  • Emanuela Joe Joseph, 34, of Lawrenceville, Georgia;
  • Obinna Nwosu, 26, of Douglasville, Georgia;
  • Ojebe Obewu Ojebe, 27, of Atlanta, Georgia; and
  • Gregory Thomas Hudson, 38, of Powder Springs, Georgia.
Darius Sowah Okang is also charged with one count of bank fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft.  The indictment alleges that Okang created a bank account in a retirement scam victim’s name, which was then used to deposit approximately $288,000 in funds fraudulently withdrawn from the victim’s retirement account.
Afeez Olaide Adeniran and Blessing Ojo are also charged with wire fraud. The indictment alleges that Adeniran defrauded a homebuyer of $40,000 intended for a real estate transaction. The indictment alleges that due to a computer intrusion and false invoicing scam, Ojo caused a media company in California to send payments totaling $89,140 to a bank account controlled by one of the defendants. In total, the victim sent $646,840, as a result of the fraud.
In addition, two related cases charging additional defendants with various counts of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and conspiracies to commit these offenses are currently pending in federal court in Atlanta. These defendants include:
  • Benjamin Ibukunoluwa Oye, 26, of Sandy Springs, Georgia;
  • Tyler Keon Roussell, 25, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Christopher Akinwande Awonuga, 27, of Fayetteville, Georgia;
  • Casey Broderick Williams, 26, of Covington, Georgia;
  • Macario Lee Nelson, a/k/a “Mac,” 24, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Chadrick Jamal Rhodes, 28, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Chadwick Osbourne Stewart, 40, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Oumar Bouyo Mbodj, 28, of Kennesaw, Georgia;
  • Seth Appiah Kubi, 60, of Dacula, Georgia;
  • Ahamefule Aso Odus, 27, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Paul Chinonso Anyanwu, 27, of Hampton, Georgia;
  • Egale Veonzell Woods, Jr., 41, of East Point, Georgia;
  • Chineda Obilom Nwakadu, 25, of McDonough, Georgia;
  • Chukwukadibia Ikechukwu Nnadozie, a/k/a “Chuka,” a/k/a Michael McCord, 27, of Fayetteville, Georgia;
  • Uchechi Chidimma Odus, a/k/a “Uche,” 23, of Atlanta, Georgia;
  • John Ifeoluwa Onimole, 27, of Powder Springs, Georgia; and
  • Oluwafunmilade Onamuti, a/k/a Mathew Kelvin, 26, of Duluth, Georgia.

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