2 Ghanaians deported from USA over sakawa

[Ghanacrimes.com] — Two Ghanaian citizen living in the USA named Deborah Mensah and Maxwell Peter have been extradited to Ghana for engaging in cyber fraud amounting to over a million. The charges include wire fraud, money laundering, computer fraud and aggravated identity theft.

33 year old Deborah Mensah according to US Department of Justice was charged with “charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, which each carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.”

Deborah is being accused of stealing about 10million between 2014 and 2018 through business email compromises (BEC) and romance scams that targeted mostly elderly Americans.

Maxwell Peter, on the other hand, is standing trial for wire fraud, money laundering,  computer fraud and aggravated identity theft. Before his extradition, he lived in Tanale.