A Nigerian, Amechi Colvis Amuegbunam, in the U.S. on a
student visa has been sentenced in Dallas, Texas by U.S.
District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 46 months in prison and
ordered to pay $615,555.12 in restitution.
Amuegbunam, 30, who said he was from Lagos,was jailed
for his role in what has become known as a “Business Email
Compromise” (BEC) scheme, announced U.S. Attorney John
Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
The Nigerian pleaded guilty in March 2017 to one count of
conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He has been in custody
since the time of his arrest in August 2015.
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