Nigerian Accused of Defrauding US Law Firms Extradited to US

Justice Department: Man targeted Midstate law firms in collection scam

A Nigerian man has been extradited to the U.S. and will stand trial for his accused involvement in a collection scam that targeted law firms in the U.S. and Canada including some in the Midstate, authorities said.

Emmanuel Ekhator worked with Yvette Mathurin of Canada to scam law firms into wiring money overseas, according to the Justice Department.

He faces charges that include wire fraud, money laundering and mail fraud.

This article was written by Jennifer Rizzi and published on August 15, 2011.

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