On Friday, it was announced that an Indiana man had been arrested in Indianapolis in connection with allegations that he laundered the proceeds of an international advance fee scheme, which was carried out through a dealership he owned and operated. The scam supposedly involved false promises of investment funding by individuals pretending to be United States bank officials. Victims were told that they had to make certain payments before they could receive their funding. The perpetrators are accused of meeting with victims at local U.S. embassies or consulates and providing fabricated government documents to convince victims the government was sponsoring the investment agreements.
Proceeds generated by the scheme were supposedly laundered through bank accounts in the United States and diverted back to perpetrators in Nigeria. 47-year-old Tochukwu Nwosisi of Indianapolis was charged in a superseding indictment with one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and one count of concealment money laundering. At this point in time, the victim is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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