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    Canada - romance scam linked to global fraud case, Nigerian Black Axe *Arrests*

    http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/10/22/...bal-fraud-case

    "TORONTO - A trio has been charged in a romance scam that left a Toronto widow broke and which police believe is tied to a $6.5-billion fraud ring run by a Nigerian gang.

    The local investigation began in August 2014 when police learned a 63-year-old Toronto widow had been duped out of $609,000 after meeting someone on a dating website.

    Police say one of the suspect’s two accomplices is a member of an organization called the Black Axe or the Neo-Black Movement of Africa, which has “a violent presence” in Nigerian culture and is suspected of running a massive international fraud and money laundering ring"

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    http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/20...aundering.html

    Toronto police link ‘romance scam’ to $5B money laundering scheme in U.S.

    "A joint investigation with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation found victims being asked to mail money to a variety of fraudulent accounts.

    Peel Regional Police arrested Ikechukwu Amadi, 34, of Mississauga, and Lineo Molefe, 31, of Toronto on Oct. 7.

    Both are charged with laundering the proceeds of crime and fraud over $5,000.

    Amadi is also wanted in an FBI case involving an attempt to scam victims of nearly $5 billion U.S. through a money-laundering scheme involving wire transfers.


    That investigation led police to a third Toronto-area man, who they suspect is involved in a transnational organization known as the Neo-Black Movement or Black Axe. Police allege that it is intimidating members of the Nigerian community in the GTA to extort money.

    The third suspect has also posed as a U.N. ambassador, complete with forged papers dating back to 2011, police allege."

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