The Associated Press reports Nigeria’s anti-graft agency announced the extradition of Emmanuel Ekhator to the United States on Friday. He is one of several people accused of participating in a fraud ring. Charging documents say the ring not only collected $31 million in the scam, but also tried to defraud 300 other lawyers and firms out of $100M.
The scam worked this way: one scammer would contact a law firm for help collecting a debt. Another person posing as the debtor would send a fake check to the law firm, which would take its fee before sending the remainder to the client. If the scam goes according to plan, the so-called client gets the money before the fake check is discovered.
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