Friday, 20 October 2017

Nigerian Jailed For 4 Years In US Over $3.7m Fraud

Photo of Amaechi Amuegbunam and efcc

Amaechi Amuegbunam,30, a Nigerian living in United State of America (USA) has been sentenced to 46'months in prison over $3.7 million fraud.

He was also ordered to pay $615,555.12 in restitution for his role in a sophisticated email phishing scam otherwise known as Business Email Compromise that caused 3.7m loss to US companies.

Amuegbunam pleaded guilty on March 2017 to one court of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The Nigerian has been in custody since he was arrested in August 2015. FBI investigations in conjunction with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria, led to his arrest.

Following the conviction of the 30-year-old Nigerian, the EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren disclosed in a statement that the FBI commended the EFCC for its dedication and support in bringing Amuegbunam in Justice.

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