Two Nigerian fraudsters, Opeyemi Abidemi Adeoso, 46; and Benjamin Adeleke Ifebajo, 47; have been sentenced to a combined 22 and half years in the United States for e-mail scam.
They were arrested in DOJ’s Operation reWired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and would spend 22 and half years in federal prison.
Acting U.S. Attorney, Chad E. Meacham, announced this, last Monday.
Adeoso pleaded guilty in June, 2020 to 17 counts of wire fraud, eight counts of money laundering, six counts of use of false passport, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
He was sentenced last Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn to 151 months in federal prison, and ordered to pay $9.3million in restitution.
His co-conspirator, Ifebajo, pleaded guilty in March, 2020 to seven counts of wire fraud, six counts of money laundering, four counts of use of a false passport, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
He was sentenced in June to 120 months in federal prison, and ordered to pay $2.1million in restitution.
“These defendants utilized multiple tactics to deceive unsuspecting businesses out of their money. By assuming fictitious identities they defrauded dozens, which risks business health and in turn, erodes overall economic health,” FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge, Matthew J. DeSarno said.
“Along with our federal law enforcement partners, we…

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