Friday, September 3, 2010

Six Arrested in Japan for Involvement in 2008 Citibank Scam

Police in Japan acting on an FBI request have arrested six people -- three Nigerians, one Ghanaian and two Japanese nationals -- in a money-laundering case, officials said Thursday.The six are suspected of having received funds that were the proceeds of a crime, wired to them from a New York Citibank account in the name of the National Bank of Ethiopia, Japan's Metropolitan Police Department said. Police suspect the six between them received up to 200 million yen (2.4 million dollars) in October 2008, allowing the money to be wired into their bank accounts in return for commissions. Read more...


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