Nigerian Man Pleads Guilty To Email Scam In America
Are we still wondering why some foreigners would think that every Nigerian is a criminal?
The other day it was a celebrity entangled in a credit card mess.
Today it is another Nigerian, David Chukwuneke Adindu who presumed himself too smart to work for his money.
He has now landed in trouble in America for taking part in a global email scam.
The young man, on Tuesday, pleaded guilty to taking part in email scams attempting to steal million of dollars from thousands of victims around the world.
Adindu, 29, entered his plea to two conspiracy counts before U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan, according to an announcement from Acting U.S. Attorney, Joon Kim in Manhattan.
David was indeed a smart man. His fraud was not like that of regular ‘yahoo boys’ who pretend to be in love with their victims.
His type of internet fraud is called ‘business email compromise.’
Adindu usually would send emails pretending to be the managing director of a company and directing employees to make large wire transfers of money.
The accused, who was arrested at a Houston airport last year, is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 26.
The more serious of the two counts carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, while the other carries a maximum sentence of 15 years.
He could be spending about 35 years in jail.
The policemen who arrested Adindu last year said that during the period he got involved in the email scam, he lived in both Guangzhou, China and Lagos, Nigeria and worked with others to carry out business email compromise scams from 2014 to 2016.