Nigerian Pleads Guilty To $70M Scheme To Cheat Lawyers

Law360, Los Angeles (January 18, 2013, 9:11 PM EST) -- A Nigerian national pled guilty Friday in Pennsylvania federal court to a charge of criminal conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in a $70 million swindle of U.S. and Canadian law firms, the U.S. attorney’s office in Harrisburg, Pa., said in a statement.

Emmanuel Ekhator, 42, of Mississauga, Ontario, and Benin City, Nigeria, also admitted he was a ringleader in the international email scheme that allegedly tricked American and Canadian attorneys into representing foreign citizens who wanted to recover money from entities in the U.S....
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