July 13, 2024

Inusah Fuseini’s Son Jailed Two Years For Role In Romance Scam in America

Abdul Inusah, son of former Tamale Central MP, Inusah Fuseini has been convicted and sentenced to two years in prison for fraud in the United States.

The sentencing took place on Thursday, March 23, 2023, after a federal jury found him guilty of several charges, including receipt of stolen money, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and two counts of wire fraud on August 12, 2022.

In addition to his prison term, Abdul has been ordered to pay $152,000 in restitution and will be placed under three years of supervised release following his time in jail, as reported by local media outlets.

The U.S Justice Department’s website, justice.gov, reveals that Abdul was part of a larger conspiracy that targeted victims using false identities via email, text messaging, online dating websites, and social media platforms.

The participants sought to deceive victims into believing they were engaging in romantic relationships, friendships, or business partnerships with these fabricated personas. Victims were then persuaded to send money for various deceitful reasons, providing financial benefits to the imaginary identities.

Commenting on the case, United States Attorney Will Thompson stated, “Perhaps more than others involved, Abdul Inusah understood the scope of the criminal conspiracy and that it was exploiting innocent and often vulnerable victims. The defendant even recruited others to help commit this fraud while taking steps to conceal his own involvement.”

Throughout the trial, Abdul had consistently denied his involvement, claiming that friends had used his identity to carry out the fraudulent activities.

However, the judge did not find his story credible, resulting in his conviction and subsequent sentencing.

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