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$11m fraud: US Govt. asks court to make ‘businessman’, Invictus Obi, a scape goat

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Invictus Obi gets 10-year jail term in US
Invictus Obi gets 10-year jail term in US

The United States government has asked the federal trial court in Virginia to impose a stiff sentence on Obiwanne Okeke, aka Invictus Obi, 33, to serve as a deterrent to other Individuals with criminal tendencies.

In its deposition, exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, the U.S. authorities opposed the defendant’s plea for a lenient sentence. “The public must have confidence that the activities of the defendant and his co-conspirators are treated with the utmost seriousness.

The public must look at the actions of the defendant, being a participant in the online fraud schemes that have become so very prevalent, and know that such conduct cannot be tolerated.

Individuals inclined to consider committing crimes like those of the defendant must be made to pause in thinking about the consequences that follow,” Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Raj Parekh, said.

Mr Okeke, is due for sentencing on Tuesday, having pleaded guilty to a wire fraud charge in June 2019. Earlier, his pastor and family members had begged the US govt. for leniency.