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Obinwanne Okeke, Nigerian businessman better known as Invictus Obi, pleaded guilty to $ 11 million fraud

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Obinwanne Okeke, a Nigerian businessman better known as Invictus Obi, pleaded guilty to $ 11 million fraud.

Okeke was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at Dulles International Airport while leaving the United States for more than $ 11 million of internet fraud in 2019.

Okeke, who appeared in court in the Eastern District of Virginia, admitted that he was involved in computer fraud between 2015 and 2019.

He previously pleaded not guilty to one count of two counts of Internet fraud and was sent to prison.

Robert J. Krask, the judge, accepted his statement.

“Okeke, 32, operated a group of companies known as the Invictus Group between 2015 and 2019, and was charged with fleeing unsuspecting victims of more than $ 11 million,” the court documents read.

 

“The conspirators obtained and compiled the credentials of hundreds of victims, including victims in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere”

“As part of the scheme, Okeke and others engaged in an email compromise scheme targeting Unatrac Holding Limited, the export sales office for Caterpillar heavy industrial and farm equipment”

“In April 2018, a Unatrac executive fell prey to a phishing email that allowed conspirators to capture login credentials. The conspirators sent fraudulent wire transfer requests and attached fake invoices.”

Invictus Obi pleads guilty to $11m fraud in US

 

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