Emeka Ndukwu, a 46-year-old Nigerian-American who according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in a statement, tricked seven companies in the United States and abroad into wiring more than $900,000 into accounts controlled by various co-conspirators, has been handed a 4-year jail sentence.
Emeka Ndukwu who is based in Bowie Maryland, was found guilty of engaging in business e-mail scam and conspiring to launder more than $900,000 proceeds of scams. The statement from FBI reads;
“A co-defendant, Chuka Mbonu, 33, of Nigeria, remains at large,” the U.S. authorities said. FBI said: “Ndukwu, a dual citizen of the United States and Nigeria, pleaded guilty in April 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of money laundering conspiracy. .
He was sentenced by the Honourable Timothy J. Kelly. Following his prison term, he will be placed on three years of supervised release. The judge also ordered Ndukwu to pay $791,870 in restitution to the companies.
Additionally, Judge Kelly ordered Ndukwu to forfeit a 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450 and to pay a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $429,848, representing the share of the criminal proceeds that Ndukwu personally obtained”
Recall that we reported yesterday that a Nigerian man identified as Ochuko Sylvester Eruotor was sentenced to 14 years in a US Prison, after he was found guilty of leading a fraud ring which prosecutors in Texas said laundered $3.5 million from hundreds of victims.
Washington Times reported that 42 year-old Eruotor who lived in Canada was sentenced Friday in Austin, and the court also ordered him to repay nearly $1.7 million. Eruotor who was linked to a money laundering network in which victims were targeted with false reports of relatives in jail, fake investments, tax fraud and romance scams, was extradited from Germany last December, and he pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Prosecutors disclosed that Eruotor was the eighth person convicted and sentenced to federal prison. The others were earlier sentenced to US Prison terms ranging from 10 months to nine years.