A Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke, popularly known as Invictus Obi, was arraigned before an Eastern District of Virginia court on Thursday.
Charges laid against Okeke, and conspirators before the Magistrate, Judge Robert Krask, include fraud, forgery, among others, said the United States Attorney’s Office in a statement.
Okeke, 32, operated a group of companies known as the Invictus Group between 2015 and 2019, and was accused of fleecing unsuspecting victims of over $11 million.
He pleaded guilty to the charges.
The statement read, “The conspirators obtained and compiled the credentials of hundreds of victims, including victims in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere.
“Okeke participated in the effort to victimize Unatrac through fraudulent wire transfers totaling nearly $11 million, funds which were transferred overseas.
According to the US Department of Justice, the 32-year-old faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when sentenced on October 22.
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