A Nigerian man identified as Ochuko Sylvester Eruotor has been sentenced to 14 years in a US Prison, after he was found guilty of leading a fraud ring which prosecutors in Texas said laundered $3.5 million from hundreds of victims Washington times reported.
Eruotor who is a resident of Canada was sentenced Yesterday Austin, and the court also ordered him to repay nearly $1.7 million. Eruotor who was linked to a money laundering network in which victims were targeted with false reports of relatives in jail, fake investments, tax fraud and romance scams, was extradited from Germany last December, and he pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Prosecutors disclosed that Eruotor was the eighth Nigerian convicted and sentenced to federal prison in the last past months. The others were earlier sentenced to US Prison terms ranging from 10 months to nine years.
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