Georgia Man, Ifeanyi Eke Sentenced To 40 Months In Prison For Participation In Multimillion-Dollar Business Email Compromise Scheme
Ifeanyi Eke Had Supervisory Role in the Scheme and Is Responsible for Approximately $2.7 Million in Losses to 35 Victims
(STL.News) Audrey Strauss, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that IFEANYI EKE, a/k/a “Luther Mulbah Doley,” pled guilty today and was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman to 40 months in prison for conspiring to commit wire fraud as part of a wide-ranging international business email compromise (“BEC”) syndicate.
U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “As he admitted today, Ifeanyi Eke played a key role in an international conspiracy that deceived and defrauded dozens of victims of nearly $3 million. Fittingly, Eke has been sentenced to prison and ordered to make restitution to the victims of the conspiracy.”
According to the allegations in the Indictment, other court filings, and statements made during court proceedings:
Between in or about 2016 and July 2018, EKE and his co-conspirators, including codefendants Cyril Ashu, Joshua Ikejimba, and Chinedu Ironuah, perpetrated a fraudulent BEC scheme through which they deceived dozens of victims, both foreign and domestic, into wiring millions of dollars to bank accounts controlled by the syndicate.