A total of 33 Nigerians have been indicted by Federal grand juries in the Northern
and Eastern districts of Texas for defrauding elderly victims in romance schemes.
One of the Nigerians, 51-year-old Irabor Fatarr Musa was indicted by the two
According to acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah, 11 Nigerians were indicted by the
Department of Justice northern district, all arrested during a large-scale operation
last Wednesday morning.
They have been charged with a variety of financial crimes, including conspiracy to
commit wire fraud and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.
The majority of the defendants charged in this investigation have ties to a
transnational organized crime syndicate originating in Nigeria, law enforcement
revealed at the weekend.
According to court documents, the Nigerians preyed on elderly victims, many of
who were widowed or divorced?
They assumed fake names and trolled dating sites like Match.com, ChistianMingle,
JSwipe, and PlentyofFish, searching for targets.