A Ghanaian fraudster, Tourey Ahmed Rufai who fled to Ghana after he was sentenced to four years in prison, was extradited to the United States on Friday, 6 August, to serve his sentence.
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss along with other officials, announced Tourey’s extradition.
Tourey was arrested in connection with his participation in a fraud scheme based in Ghana involving the theft of over $10 million through business email compromises and romance scams.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the gang targeted businesses and elderly victims in numerous scams between 2014 and 2018.
The 33-year-old was a member of a criminal enterprise, based in Ghana that was involved in defrauding more than 100 American businesses and individuals of more than $10 million through business email compromises and romance scams.
Tourey and his co-conspirators received or otherwise…