Three Nigerians Convicted in Cyber Financial Fraud Scheme
Three Nigerian nationals, who in July 2015 were extradited from South Africa to the Southern District of Mississippi, have been convicted by a federal jury for their wide-ranging Internet fraud schemes. The convictions come in the wake of new legislation being pushed by Senate Aging Committee Chair Susan Collins aimed at protecting seniors from the type of fraudulent schemes perpetrated by the three convicted Nigerians.
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