Inusah Fuseini’s Son Found Guilty Of Fraud By US Court
Abdul Inusah, son of former Ghanaian legislator Inusah Fuseini has been found guilty by a United States court of receipt of stolen money, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and two counts of wire fraud.
He is expected to serve a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison according to a statement issued by the United States Department of Justice.
He will be sentenced on November 21, 2022, following an end to his three days of trial.
The statement from the Department explained that Inusah, 31, played a role in a Huntington-based scheme that defrauded individuals in multiple states through the use of false online personas.
“Evidence at trial revealed that Inusah was part of a conspiracy that targeted victims using false personas via email, text messaging, and online dating and social media websites.”
The defrauding scheme is said to have existed from at least 2018 to at least December 2019 and was used to “induce victims into believing they were in a romantic relationship, friendship, or business relationship with the various false personas. The victims were persuaded to send money for a variety of false and fraudulent reasons for the benefit of the false personas”.
The statement said that “One false persona, “Miarama”, was used to induce an Alabama resident into providing US$106,000 via wire transfers and cashier’s checks.
“The amount included US$48,000 to pay overdue taxes on a nonexistent gold inheritance in Ghana and US$21,000 wired to Bitsav Supply LLC, a shell company set up by Inusah. Another false persona, “Grace”, persuaded a Washington resident to wire funds so “Grace” could maintain her South African cocoa plantation and move to the United States to marry the victim. Other victims of the false personas included residents of Ohio and Florida.”
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini