The United States Federal court has convicted a 25-year-old Nigerian man, Wiseman Oputa, on charges of wire fraud and internet scams. He reportedly set up a number of bank accounts with bogus passports over a year, in which he managed to steal at least $500,000 through wire fraud and Internet scams.
According to Sahara Reporters, Oputa pleaded guilty to opening bank accounts in the area surrounding Houston, using counterfeit passports.
His sentencing is scheduled for July 6 and he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a potential maximum fine of $250,000.
The fraudsters were handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and interrogations show that the fraudsters were swindling foreign women.