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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Photos: 27-year-old Nigerian man jailed in the US for $1 million bank fraud

A 27-year-old Nigerian man has sentenced to two years in jail in the United States for bilking East Texans and others out of nearly $1 million.

Fawaz Olarenwaju Animasaun is one of two people named in a federal indictment for charges of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, as well as aiding and abetting.

Animasaun was arrested in November 2016 when he arrived New York from Ghana, by way of Amsterdam, on a Delta Airlines international flight 9348. airport. Few weeks later, he was sent to the Gregg County Jail awaiting his turn in a federal courtroom.

Under a plea agreement finalized in May, Animasaun is serving three years in prison on the conspiracy charge. He is ordered to pay $930,737.60 in restitution to three financial companies.
Court documents show Animasaun will pay $135,989 to East Texas-based Austin Bank as part of that restitution.

In addition, the agreement states that Northern Trust Company is due $46,800 and UMB Financial Corporation is due $747,948.60.

Animasaun and his alleged accomplice Idowu Temitope Omolade, also from Nigeria, are believed to be involved in at least 21 fraudulent wire transfers between April and August of 2012. A rare footnote made by a U.S. Attorney in the 21-page federal indictment reads:

“Because the purpose of this complaint is to set forth only those facts necessary to establish probable cause to arrest, I have not described all the relevant facts and circumstances of which I am aware."
The indictment says the purpose of the conspiracy was to “… unlawfully obtain money through unauthorized transfers of funds from bank accounts and brokerage accounts.”
The Nigerian men allegedly impersonated actual account holders in emails exchanged with banking and financial services personnel. In those email conversations, the indictment says the suspects "harvested details about the target accounts, including account balances, and obtained wire transfer instructions."
With those details, the suspects were then able to initiate a wire transfer without the account holder’s knowledge or authorization.

The indictment said that the money was moved through a series of accounts using “money mules,” or people who may or may not have known they were assisting in the transfer.
Other financial institutions affected include Wells Fargo, UMB Bank, UMB Financial Corporation, Northern Trust and Northern Trust Corporation.

Animasaun was transferred out of the Gregg County Jail on June 28, in the custody of the U.S. Marshals. Federal Bureau of Prisons records show he is now in a detention center in Brooklyn, New York, and will remain there until June 2019. He could have received up to 30 years in prison for each count of the indictment.
The indictment states that Animasaun kept Omolade informed of the progress, and told him when to expect specific wire transfers. Omolade is not listed as a federal inmate, and there is no record of an arrest. Aliases listed in the indictment include “Michael Chernick” and “CLICKIDONLINE.”
Animasaun is listed in the indictment with four aliases, including “Larry Hoover” and “Slim Husstle Olanraywaju.”
Source: KLTV News


Anonymous said...

Yoruba man! Chai

Anonymous said...

Another Yoruba demon

@Anonymous Orubebe

B€£ said...

Serves him right

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhh!!! Fawas.. na here the hustle land you? No hard feelings Brov. U lived d life at least. Dem ace of spades in d club, luxury cars and how u turned down nighaz on d street cos u felt u was an OG. I ain't gonna hate on no mans success or rejoice on a nighaz demise. It's all part of d game man. I pray u come out of this stronger and wiser. #BLESSUP.#WireLords

Anonymous said...

Dude bought a car in his SS3 days way back in high school. Confirm ILASA boy. Young and intelligent dude. No regrets brov. Only lessons learnt

Oly Benny said...

These guys Painting our dear country black hmm

Amawbia ugbo ogiriga

omoh said...

Enter your disgracing their family name, since they refuse to repent let them face the law.

Betty Sales said...

Loud! Louding !!! Lounders !!! .. See your life .. Larry Hoover here there ... hmmm

Vivian Reginalds said...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

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IJMB UPDATES - said...

really, in this great country???

Reno said...

Aah chai

Anonymous said...

What do you mean Yoruba man fool? Is it compared to the numbers of atrocities that Igbos and Hausas has commmited in and outside the country? Your evil kidnapper EVANS is coming for your ass fool.

Anonymous said...

Thunderstorm fire u

Anonymous said...

I think say Yorubas dont like money....LOL!

Anonymous said...

I think say Yorubas dont like money....LOL!

Anonymous said...

yorobbers una weldone

Anonymous said...

trouble man

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