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U.S. govt charges 11 Nigerians with money laundering, love scams

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United States authorities have arrested and charged at least 11 Nigerians with laundering about $9 million in proceeds derived from fraud and romance scams.

They face charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft, according to a statement by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The defendants include Adedayo John, 32; Oluwadamilola Akinpelu, 26; Kazeem Raheem, 29; Morakinyo Gbeyide, 39; Warris Adenuga, aka Blue, 26.

Others are, Lateef Goloba, 27; Samsondeen Goloba, 29; Olawale Olaniyan, 41; Olawoyin Peter Olarewaju, 34 and Emmanuel Oronsaye-Ajayi, 30.

Damian Williams, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Patrick J. Freaney, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Secret Service, announced the unsealing of the charges on Wednesday, October 13.

They said nine of defendants were arrested in the District of New Jersey and…

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