A video showing Nigerians being arrested and taken into FBI custody in connection to one of the largest fraud cases in U.S. history has surfaced on the internet.
On Thursday, the US Attorney, Nick Hanna In a press conference revealed that the FBI had made arrest of about 80 Nigerians who either played major roles in the alleged fraud or acted as accomplices.
“FBI agents along with federal and state law enforcement authorities arrested a total of 14 defendants in the US, all named in a sweeping fraud and money laundering case," Hanna said.
“Those arrested today are among 80 defendants charged in a federal grand jury Indictment that alleges that millions of dollars were taken from victims through a variety of scams and online frauds.
“We believe this is one of the largest cases of its kind in US history. BEC scam is used to hack email accounts to convince businesses or individuals to make payments that are either completely bogus or that should have been otherwise paid to legitimate companies.
“Indictments showed very specific allegations against this suspects many of whom are
based in Nigeria in terms of stealing money from victims. The indictment also focuses on those responsible for enabling these fraud schemes including operatives in Los Angeles.”
And following the damaging revelation, a video of the arrest and detaining of the Nigerian suspects have now made its way to the internet.