Internet Fraud: Nigerian Man, Bags 3 Years In U.S Prison
A Nigerian man was, on Tuesday, given 3 years and 4 months prison sentence for taking part in years-long schemes that defrauded unsuspecting people from the U.S. and other countries of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Clement Onuama, 53, owned a legitimate auto sales and repair business near Arlington, Texas, which prosecutors said became a ‘front’ for an operation that laundered money gained through a systemic and long-term fleecing of gullible persons.
Onuama’s co-conspirator, Orefo Okeke, was sentenced by Judge Conley on October 18, 2018, to 45 months imprisonment, and ordered to pay $582,955.90 as a restitution to the victims.
On July 17, 2018, Onuama pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.
Okeke and Onuama participated in multiple frauds by means of wires, including: romance frauds, business email compromises, identity theft, bank account takeovers, and credit card fraud.
Onuama was found responsible for causing a fraud loss of $1,076,602.