Nigerian Man Extradited to United States for $32 Million Law Firm Fraud Scheme

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Saturday, October 1, 2011
Author: 
Scott A. Gilmore
Volume: 
27
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On August 11th, 2011, Nigeria extradited to the United States a suspect accused of defrauding $32 million from more than 80 U.S. and Canadian law firms in a transnational debt collection scam. In April, 2011, U.S. federal prosecutors filed a second superseding indictment alleging that defendants Emmanuel Ekhator, a Nigerian citizen, and Yvette Mathurin, a Canadian resident, engaged in an conspiracy involving sham legal settlements, counterfeit checks, and bank accounts in Japan and South Korea. The defendants face charges of mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy...(more)...