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Conviction of Conspirator Living in Nigeria During Scam Upheld – Bloomberg Law

  • November 6, 2021
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Conviction of Conspirator Living in Nigeria During Scam Upheld – Bloomberg Law

By Bernie Pazanowski
The conviction of a Nigerian national for conspiracy to commit money laundering in the U.S. was upheld by the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday, despite his protestation that he wasn’t in the country during the alleged online scam.
Seun Banjo Ojedokun was living in Nigeria when the complex scam was operated. The scheme involved co-conspirators posing as suitors on online dating sites for elderly U.S. citizens, who were then enticed to give the co-conspirators tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The mastermind of the scheme lived in Maryland, and the proceeds from the scam were washed through multiple international bank …
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