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Nigerian man reportedly convicted of scamming elderly in US through dating sites



A Nigerian man identified as Seun Banjo Ojedokun has been reportedly convicted in Maryland of helping to scam vulnerable and elderly victims of thousands of dollars across the United States.

37-year-old Ojedokun now faces 20 years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced in January having been convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering in a federal court in Greenbelt, according to WJLA.

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According to authorities, Ojedokun was in Nigeria when he participated in the scams but was arrested when he came back into the U.S. for school.

U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said that the “deceit used to steal from these victims was heartless, considering how vulnerable and financially devastated they were.”

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Authorities said they asked for money from victims for plane tickets to come to visit them or to pay for hospital bills. []