Thursday, June 17, 2010

Nigerian immigrants in Staten Island involved in ripping off American soldiers

More than 30 people, many of them Nigerian immigrants now living on Staten Island, have been arrested. About half of those in custody were involved in ripping off soldiers, officials said. Others allegedly stole from citizens living and working in the United States. Victims stretched from New York to Montana, Philadelphia to Atlanta. Some of the stolen millions is believed to have been sent overseas to Nigeria. Prosecutors said the ring called itself "BRO" after the names of the three alleged ringleaders: Kazeem Badru, Ganiu Rilwan and Rilwan Okoronkwo. All face enterprise corruption counts which if convicted could carry up to 25 years in prison.

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