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Invictus Obi to Get 20 Years in Us Jail, As Hushpuppi Waits Turn

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Invictus Obi to Get 20 Years in Us Jail, As Hushpuppi Waits Turn

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Invictus Obi, the one time Forbes billionaire has pleaded guilty to $11m (4.2 billion nairas) fraud and He’s likely to spend his next 20yrs in an American jail.

The next big internet fraudster inline to prosecuted in the United State might be Hushpuppi even as the US place six other Nigerians on the most wanted list for internet fraud.

Obinwanne Okeke popularly known as Invictus Obi will face up to 20 years in a US jail following his involvement in internet scam the robbed thousand of Americans their wealth.

Mr. Obiwanne Okeke, chairman of Invictus Group, who was arrested in the U.S. since August 2019, has pleaded guilty to $11m business email compromise scam and will now be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison in October:

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Obiwanne Okeke (Invictus Obi)

In a statement released by U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia, G. Zachary Terwilliger, its reads;

A Nigerian entrepreneur who operated a group of companies known as the Invictus Group pleaded guilty today to a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme that caused $11 million in losses to his victims.

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According to relevant court documents, between 2015 and 2019, Mr. Okeke (Invictus Obi) age 32, and other conspirators engaged in various computer-based frauds.

The conspirators obtained and compiled the credentials of hundreds of victims, including victims in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere.

As part of the scheme, Okeke and other conspirators engaged in an email compromise scheme targeting Unatrac Holding Limited, the export sales office for Caterpillar heavy industrial and farm equipment.

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In April 2018, a Unatrac executive fell prey to a phishing email that allowed conspirators to capture login credentials. The conspirators sent fraudulent wire transfer requests and attached fake invoices.

Okeke participated in the effort to victimize Unatrac through fraudulent wire transfers totaling nearly $11 million, in which funds were transferred overseas.

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Okeke ( Invictus Obi) pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Okeke will face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when sentenced on October 22.

Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Martin Culbreth, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert J. Krask accepted the plea. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Samuels and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Mattis are prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:19-cr-084

As Invictus Obi wait for 22nd of October 2020, to hear the term of his sentence, another Nigeria Internet fraudsters Hushpuppi who was recently arrested by the Interpol and FBI in Dubai could face similar sentencing following his involvement in a 35$ wired scam.

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READ ALSO; Why Interpol Arrested Hushpuppi, 17 Others Dubai

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