UK Extradites Three Nigerians for Business Email Compromise Fraud Schemes

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Bruce Zagaris

On August 10, 2022 the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the United Kingdom (UK) extradited three Nigerian citizens wanted by the United States in connection to their alleged participation in multimillion-dollar cyber-enabled business email compromise (BEC) fraud schemes in the Eastern District of Virginia, the Western District of North Carolina, and the Southern District of Texas.  The defendants and their co-conspirators allegedly targeted unsuspecting victims, including universities in Virginia, North Carolina, and Texas, and tried to cause more than $5 million in losses.[1]

[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, Three Nigerian Nationals Extradited to the United States from the United Kingdom for participating in Business Email Compromise Fraud Schemes, Press Rel. 22-861, Aug. 10, 2022.