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How Dozens of Nigerian Scammers Stole Millions from People, Businesses

Federal agents hold a detainee, second from left, in downtown Los Angeles after predawn raids that saw dozens of people arrested in the L.A. area, Aug. 22, 2019, Most of the defendants are Nigerian nationals.

For years, dozens of scammers from Nigeria and other countries swindled millions of dollars from U.S. businesses and individuals, funneling the stolen money through accounts provided by two fellow Nigerian “brokers” based in Los Angeles.

In the burgeoning underworld of online fraud, Nigerian nationals Velentine Iro and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe were well-known operators who went by a raft of pseudonyms, including “Iro Enterprises” and “Chris Kudon.”

Between 2014 and 2018, Iro and Igbokwe, working with nearly 80 other international swindlers, facilitated a series of schemes that resulted in the theft of at least $6 million and the attempted theft of $40 million read more >>>

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