Meet Uzodinma Asonye, 'Nigerian' lead prosecutor in Trump's Russian collusion case

Meet Uzodinma Asonye, 'Nigerian' lead prosecutor in Trump's Russian collusion case

- Several people of Nigerian origin around the world are making the news lately for contributing positively to whichever field they find themselves

- This is the case of Uzodinma Asonye who is one of the seven prosecutors in the Russian collusion allegations against US President Donald Trump's campaign director, Paul Manafort

- Asonye, who is a financial crimes prosecutor, got his law degree from Yale in 2005

An American of Nigerian origin, 37-year-old Uzodinma Asonye, is one of the seven prosecutors enlisted by the United States special counsel on the Russian collusion allegations, Robert Mueller.

Asonye was said to have led the prosecution team when the first trial in the alleged Russian collusion case opened against a former campaign director and ally of President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort.

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Manafort is being tried for alleged bank and tax fraud as well as possible connivance with foreign Russians.

According to Chicago Sun Times, Asonye was in the marching band, symphonic choir and a member of the National Honor Society in high school.

NAIJ.com gathers that he grew up in Chicago where he attended Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School and graduated in 1998.

Meet Uzodinma Asonye, 'Nigerian' lead prosecutor in Trump's Russian collusion case

Uzodinma Asonye is a financial crimes prosecutor in the United States.

Asonye, who is a financial crimes prosecutor in the eastern district of Virginia, got his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 2002 and his law degree from Yale in 2005.

According to reports, the prosecutor has successfully prosecuted fraud cases, including the Bank of the Commonwealth fraud trial that saw the firm’s former boss jailed for 23 years.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that press secretary to President Donald Trump of the United States, Sarah Sanders, said that the president had asked White House to extend an invitation to Russian president, Vladimir Putin to visit Washington later this year, 2018.

The president's press secertary took to her Twitter page to make the announcement on Thursday, July 19.

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Source: Naija.ng

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