U.S-Nigerian citizen, Ndukwu faces 20 yrs in Prison over wired fraud
London, April 27, 2018 (AltAfrika)-A U.S based Nigerian, Emeka Ndukwu, 46, of Upper Marlboro, has pleaded guilty to allegation to launder over $900,000 being the proceeds of scams against seven companies in the United States and abroad.
This was made known by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.
According to a release sent to Alternativeafrika.com by the FBI, Ndukwu, a dual citizen of the United States and Nigeria, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court of Columbia to one count charge of money laundering conspiracy.
His is scheduled to be sentenced on July 19, 2018.
According to document filed at the time of the plea, Ndukwu participated in an ongoing conspiracy from 2013 through 2017 to receive and launder the proceeds of various cyber frauds, primarily arising from business e-mail (“BEC”) compromise schemes.
This particular conspiracy targeted at least seven companies in the United States and overseas, including victims in Texas, Illinois, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, India, Japan, and China.
According to the court document Ndukwu used false aliases and forged Nigerian passports to facilitate these schemes, and he used encrypted messaging to communicate with co-conspirators.