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Scammers involved in phishing, romance scheme sentenced to prison in MN federal case


MINNEAPOLIS — At the federal courthouse in Minneapolis on Monday, the leader of an enormous fraud scheme targeting both businesses and ordinary people was sent to prison to join his co-defendant.

The defendants are Stephen Oseghale and Olumide Obidare — Nigerian nationals who were living in the U.S.

They worked together for five years starting in 2016, stealing from people using online phishing and romance scams.


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