Fawaz Olanrewaju Animasaun, a 27-year-old Nigerian scammer, has been ordered to repay the sum of $930 million he obtained illegally with immediate effect.
Fawaz will spend the next two years behind bars for defrauding East Texans and others out of nearly $1 million.
He was arrested along with another on counts of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, as well as aiding and abetting.
The suspect, Fawaz, was arrested on his way to the United States from Ghana through Amsterdam at the New York airport last year November.
Animashaun who entered a plea which was finalized in May was ordered to serve three years in custody for the conspiracy charge.
Moreover, to his sentence, the judge presiding over the case ordered him to pay the sum of $930,737.60 in restitution to three financial companies he defrauded online.
These Suspects were alleged to have impersonated account holders with the financial institution to exchange mails, harvesting account information to perpetrate the act.
The financial institutions affected by the scam include Wells Fargo, UMB Bank, UMB Financial Corporation, Northern Trust and Northern Trust Corporation.
However, Animasaun and his alleged accomplice, Idowu Temitope Omolade, who is also a Nigerian by birth, are believed to have carried out at least, up to 21 fraudulent wire transfers between April and August of 2012.
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