- A Nigerian man has been slammed three years and five months sentence by a US court
- David Adindu was sentenced for his participation in a global email scam
- He pleaded guilty to the crime of deceiving victims into wiring $25 million into bank accounts he opened in China
A Nigerian man has been sentenced by a United States of America court for his participation in global email scam.
David Adindu, 30, was sentenced to three years and five months in prison by a US judge, Paul Crotty, on Thursday, December 14, after he pleaded guilty to the crime, Reuters reports.
Adinu is said to have defrauded thousands of victims around the world of million dollars after deceiving his victims into wiring more than $25 million into bank accounts he opened in China.
Making the announcement on Adindu's conviction, the acting US attorney, Joon Kin, while speaking in Manhattan said the accused chose China as a safe haven because the money would be difficult for his victims in the United States to recover.
A lawyer to the accused person, Gary Conroy, reacting to the sentence said his client's role was majorly setting up bank accounts in China and Hong Kong.
Conroy also said the sentence was substantially less than the 97 to 121 months called for by federal guidelines.
“I think the judge accurately assessed his relatively minor role in this conspiracy,” Conroy said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Adindu had pleaded not guilty to participating in the crime.
The scam targeted thousands of victims globally, company executives and vendors were impersonated in several scam emails directing employees to make large wire transfers.
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