Nigerian bags 12yrs in US for fraud

Date: 05-09-2010 8:29 am (11 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
- at 5-09-2010 08:29 AM (11 years ago)
(m)
A Nigerian, Okpako Mike Diamreyan, has been sentenced to more than 12 years in a United States prison for orchestrating an advance payment scam that swindled victims out of more than $1.3m (N180m).

Diamreyan, was also ordered to pay more than N150m to the 67 victims he duped from 2004 to 2009.

According to US prosecutors, Diamreyan and his accomplice worked doggedly to dupe their victims, calling one victim more than 1,200 times over a two-year period.

Diamreyan claimed to have various consignments stored in Ghana worth millions of dollars and promised his victims a 20-per cent commission in exchange for financial help in transferring funds to the US.

He reportedly began committing advance-fee fraud in Nigeria and Ghana no later than 2004. In 2008, he came to the United States, where he married a young woman who supported him by having two jobs and going to school at night.

Instead of taking advantage of this opportunity to start a new life, the defendant continued participating in the fraud scheme and, in fact, used his presence in the United States to further the fraud.

According to court papers monitored online, Diamreyan immigrated to the United States on May 30, 2008 and married a lady, Martine Javier, on June 19, 2008.

He was arrested on August 27, 2009 and convicted by a jury of three counts of wire fraud on February 16, 2010. Starting no later than August 2004, and continuing until his arrest in August 2009, he participated in an advance-fee fraud scheme both in Ghana and the US.

US prosecutors disclosed that the advance fee fraud involved, ” Sending email messages to potential victims about large sums of money or other assets; making false and fraudulent representations about advance fees that the victims had to pay to obtain the money or assets, among others.


Posted: at 5-09-2010 08:29 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
- awizle at 5-09-2010 09:05 AM (11 years ago)
(m)
y d guy no just use d money wey e don alrdy chop strt smfn 4 imself. i mn hes gttn a wife n al. was he finkin of dying wt dt life style.na ovr chop kill am jor
Posted: at 5-09-2010 09:05 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
Reply
- uprising at 5-09-2010 10:57 AM (11 years ago)
(m)
DIS YAHOO YAHOO BOYS I DEY FEAR UNA OOOO
Posted: at 5-09-2010 10:57 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- sixtyhoney at 5-09-2010 11:04 AM (11 years ago)
(f)
greedyness na kill am make he face the cross i don't pity for people like him hisssssssssssss
Posted: at 5-09-2010 11:04 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- negalways2001 at 5-09-2010 11:14 AM (11 years ago)
(m)
He has met his Waterloo... Open eye... face it is ur choice.
Posted: at 5-09-2010 11:14 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- Shallbewell74 at 5-09-2010 11:26 AM (11 years ago)
(f)
Whatever a man sow, he reaps.
Posted: at 5-09-2010 11:26 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
Reply
- Librabilex at 5-09-2010 05:54 PM (11 years ago)
(m)
Yahoo,Yahooo.....you shall all rip what you sow...ole
Posted: at 5-09-2010 05:54 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- princedafe at 6-09-2010 10:12 AM (11 years ago)
(m)
Big deal

WAT A SENSELESS POST
Posted: at 6-09-2010 10:12 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- olame4 at 6-09-2010 11:08 AM (11 years ago)
(m)
good for them
Posted: at 6-09-2010 11:08 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- sweetgift at 6-09-2010 01:09 PM (11 years ago)
(f)
 he shud even rot in jail, criminal.
Posted: at 6-09-2010 01:09 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- mydicksweet at 6-09-2010 02:18 PM (11 years ago)
(m)
Who the cap fit let him wear it after 419 no be thief it's just a game
Posted: at 6-09-2010 02:18 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- skiFlexz at 7-09-2010 01:51 PM (11 years ago)
(m)
U dat calls fraud a game, there's a better game in Jail for d both of u, all y'all (fraud m*****f******) have 2 do is bend over & pick up d bar soap. That's even worst than d pains y'all inflict on ur greedy victims. . . . .
Posted: at 7-09-2010 01:51 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
Reply
- frenzeecool_08 at 8-09-2010 12:50 PM (11 years ago)
(m)
foolish guy, God don catch am. rot in jail
Posted: at 8-09-2010 12:50 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- onyiln at 8-09-2010 12:53 PM (11 years ago)
(f)
dis one na longer throat, let him dance d music.
Posted: at 8-09-2010 12:53 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- Dan_Fulani at 5-05-2012 05:52 AM (10 years ago)
(m)

UNITED STATES vs OKPAKO MIKE DIAMREYAN
CRIMINAL ACTION NO.09-cv-00260 (JCH)

I remembered reading about this case. I thought he was
from Ghana because he was doing the advance fee
fraud (AFF or 419 fraud as it is called in Nigeria) from
Accra, Ghana before he came to the United States.

The most surprising thing about him was that he still continued
to commit the same wire fraud while he was now in the
United States where it was easy to find and arrest him.

The sentence of 151 months (12 1/2 years) was excessive
because most wire fraud criminals get an average of 4 1/2 years.
I guess they just wanted to send a message.

Lesson: If you do the crime, you will do the time. Mr. Okpako
Mike Diamreyan was involved in this crime from 2004 to 2009.
During that 5-year period he had over 67 victims and got over
$1.3 million (180 million Naira).

dan fulani
Posted: at 5-05-2012 05:52 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- Dan_Fulani at 5-05-2012 05:57 AM (10 years ago)
(m)
Quote from: Shallbewell74 on  5-09-2010 11:26 AM
Whatever a man sow, he reaps.

Yes. He will have a very long time to think about his
crimes.  12 years to reflect on his high life of crimes.

I do not have any sympathy for him.

dan fulani
Posted: at 5-05-2012 05:57 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply