A United States District Judge, Robert Pitman, yesterday sentenced a Nigerian, Akhabue Ehis Onoimoimilin (aka David Harrison), who resides in Houston, to 87 months of imprisonment. The sentencing, it was gathered, was due to the fact that Harrison, 29, participated in a moneylaundering conspiracy that swindled more than $2.2 million from victims using Business Email Compromise (BEC) and romance scams.
In addition to the prison term, US District Judge Robert Pitman ordered that Harrison pay $865,210.78 in restitution to his victims and be placed on supervised release for two years after his prison term. New Telegraph further gathered that Pitman also ordered a money judgment against the defendant in the amount of $50,605 for the proceeds he received from the scheme.
Recall that on February 2, Harrison had pleaded guilty to one-count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, admitting that beginning prior to June 2015, he used a fraudulent foreign passport in the name of David Harrison to open bank accounts in Austin and Houston. He used these financial accounts to receive, launder and distribute wire transfers to conspirators illegally receiving proceeds of BEC and romance schemes.