Governor's Aide Arrested for $350,000 Fraud In US Faces 32 Years Jail Term
suspected internet fraudster, Abidemi Rufai might spend the next 32 years in jail if convicted in the US.
It has been revealed that Abidemi Rufai, a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State is likely to spend 32 years in US prison over allegations of engaging in $350,000 fraud.
He is said to have been indicted for conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft for his scheme to steal over $350,000 in unemployment benefits from the Washington State Employment Security Department.
The 42-year-old aide, Rufai who is also known as Sandy Tang, was accused of using the stolen identities of more than 100 Washington residents to file fraudulent claims with ESD for pandemic-related unemployment benefits.
Rufai also filed fraudulent unemployment claims with Hawaii, Wyoming, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, and Pennsylvania.
In an indictment’s 10 pages document CR12-5186 BHS, Rufai would be charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, nine counts of wire fraud and five counts of aggravated identity theft.
The suspected criminal remains detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York.