US court sentences Nigerian man to over 7 years imprisonment for $1.89m fraud scheme that targeted women

US court sentences Nigerian man to over 7 years imprisonment for $1.89m fraud scheme that targeted women



A federal judge in Pennsylvania has sentenced a Nigerian man, Jabin Godspower Okpako, to more than seven years in prison for conspiring to launder approximately $1.89 million in mail and wire fraud proceeds in a scheme that targeted women.



The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Okpako, 36, was sentenced on November 23, 2021, by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Matthew W. Brann.



According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Jabin Okpako and his wife, codefendant Christine Bradley Okpako, age 54, of Sayre, Pennsylvania, received approximately $1,898,046 million in proceeds from a mail and wire fraud scheme, laundered the funds through numerous bank and wire transactions in multiple states, and transferred the funds out of the United States to three separate bank accounts in Nigeria.







The mail and wire fraud scheme sought to defraud multiple female victims throughout the United States, ranging in age from 55 to 85.



The victims had visited online game, relationship and dating web sites, including Instagram, Facebook, Words with Friends, and What’s App.


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