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80 Nigerians Arrested In Connection With The Largest Fraud Syndicate Cases In US History - Video/List


Does it mean that no other business Nigerians can do without involving in crime? This is getting pathetic. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI have arrested 80 Nigerians involved in a $1.1 Billion crime. Below is the press release by FBI on Nigerian internet scam syndicate. 

According to reports,  this 'legit' yahoo boys have scammed Americans to the tune of $1.1bn between Jan-July this year alone. The US Attorney’s Office says Thursday most of the defendants are Nigerian citizens.

After search warrants were executed at multiple locations across L.A. County on Thursday morning, federal prosecutors announced a 252-count indictment that accuses 80 people in the U.S. and Nigeria of participating in a "massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes."

The defendants allegedly laundered the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network. Eleven of them were arrested Thursday in Southern California, while three others were taken into custody elsewhere in the U.S., according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California.

Two were already in federal custody on other charges, and one was arrested earlier this week. The remaining defendants are believed to be abroad, most of them in Nigeria, authorities said. Reports suggest that, the accused used business email compromise frauds, romance scams and schemes targeting the elderly to defraud victims out of millions of dollars.

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