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East Providence Man Sentenced For Laundering Proceeds Of Email And Online Scams

  PRESS RELEASE Samson Ikotun. Image: Twitter US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  An East Providence man who played a critical role in an international money laundering conspiracy that moved nearly $1.8 million to Nigeria obtained through various scams perpetrated in the United States was sentenced today to 42 months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Samson Ikotun, 34, pleaded guilty on September 29, 2021, to conspiracy to commit money laundering. According to court documents and information presented to the court, victims were defrauded of $1.784,654 through romance scams, lottery frauds, rental property frauds, email compromises, and other schemes. Ikotun moved more than $888,000 of that money to co-conspirators in Nigeria, using various banking methods and the purchase of used vehicles that were shipped to Nigeria and resold. According to court documents, as an FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Tallmadge, Ohio, and Moscow, Idaho P

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