We have chanced upon a report that revealed that a young Ghanaian man who is based in the United States of America will be spending the next 14 years of his life in prison.
A 38-year-old Ghanaian man has been jailed in the United States of America for fraud and money laundering.
Rubbin Sarpong pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud, conspiring to commit money laundering and tax evasion.
US. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb ruled Tuesday that the accused will spend 14 years in prison and pay restitution to 36 victims and multiple government agencies.
Rubbin Sarpong will pay restitution of $3.08 million to the victims, $387,923 in back taxes to the IRS, $4,096 to the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services and $6,903 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
According to the court documents, the accused and his conspirators who live in Ghana scammed victims in New Jersey from January 2016 to September 3, 2019.
They posed as USA military personnel stationed in Syria asking victims to send money to help transport gold bars to the United States of America with promise that the money will be returned once the gold bars reach USA.
The money from their victims was withdrawn as cash and wired to other domestic bank accounts and to Ghana where the other conspirators reside.
Rubbin Sarpong purchased property in Ghana and posted photographs of himself on social media, showing him with large amounts of cash, high-end cars, designer clothing and expensive jewelry.