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Three Nigerians have been indicted by a US federal grand jury in Bismarck, North Dakota, after investigators said they stole $348,000 from a Dickinson company through a complicated computer fraud scheme.
Air Peace CEO Allen Onyema, has denied all fraud allegations by the USA, stating that they are false and are in no way in line with his character as a person and as a business man whose only aim has been to build Nigeria and improve wellbeing.
“Onyema allegedly leveraged his status as a prominent business leader and airline executive while using falsified documents to commit fraud,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “We will diligently protect the integrity our banking system from being corrupted by criminals, even when they disguise themselves in a cloak of international business.”
Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes.
A Nigerian woman pleaded guilty today to leading a conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as to her role in a separate bank fraud scheme, and to making false statements relating to fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement.
United States’ Federal authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest of 167 Nigerians in a wide scale effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes tagged used by fraudsters to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens through an investigation tagged ‘Operation reWired” conducted around the world.
US President Donald Trump has been dealt a double blow after developments in two separate cases involving his former close associates.
Donald Trump stood accused of conspiring to commit campaign finance fraud and two of his closest aides faced jail time Tuesday after court proceedings delivered a legal and political one-two punch to his embattled presidency.
Paul Manafort, Chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, was found guilty on Tuesday of eight of the 18 charges he faced in a case of bank and tax fraud.
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, implicated his former boss as he pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight counts, including violations of campaign finance rules during the 2016 presidential race.
Babalola Falemi, a rapper better known as Sauce Kid, has reportedly been released from a US prison after serving a two-year sentence for card fraud.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned that bilateral legal accords with the U.S. were “losing validity”, lashing out at Washington over the conviction of a Turkish banker in a U.S. trial.
But while Catholics, Methodists, Anglicans and the leadership of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, in the state are resuming services, two senior clerics, Pastors Tunde Bakare and Chris Okotie, are asking their members to continue to worship from home.
Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
Heartland FC boss Fidelis Ilechukwu has revealed the strong feeling of nostalgia on the drama that characterizes the regular NPFL season after four months out of normal coaching job.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday next week commission the newly completed 17- storey headquarters building of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), located at Swali, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The US Army’s esports team is unbanning Twitch users it blocked from its streams for asking about American war crimes, and says it will be returning to Twitch soon.
The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project handling the clean-up of Ogoniland said it has restored five polluted sites out of the 21 it started in January 2019.
The Kwara State government led by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak has confirmed the discharge of no fewer than 42 patients who have recovered from the dreaded COVID-19 disease.