Six Ghanaian Ringleaders Of Fraud Gang Arrested By FBI Over US$50M Money Laundering

The US FBI has said that it has arrested six ringleaders of a Ghana based fraud gang in the US
over the launder of more than US$50million,
“The scams we allege in this investigation include romance scams targeting the elderly,
business e-mail compromise scams, and even fraudulent Covid-19 relief loans,” the FBI’s
William F. Sweeney said in a statement.
The statement describes the six ringleaders as belonging to a “Ghana-based criminal
enterprise.”
The BBC has been reported as saying, “Four of the accused had between them controlled more
than 45 bank accounts in which more than $50m had been deposited between 2013 and 2020,
the statement alleged.”
The vast majority of the deposits consisted of large wire transfers and cheque or cash deposits
from various US-based individuals and entities, the statement said.
As part of the investigation, four luxury vehicles suspected to have been purchased with the
proceeds of fraud had been seized, the statement said.
The vehicles were two 2019 Rolls Royce Cullinans, a 2020 Bentley Continental GT and a 2020
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG.

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