June 19, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Union Omaha soccer player named in internet romance scam indictment

A Union Omaha soccer player has been accused in a series of internet romance scams.Abdul Osumanu, a 24-year-old player, is charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy and receipt of stolen money. A judge in Charleston handed down an indictment that charges Osumanu and eight other men for their involvement in illegal schemes alleged to have defrauded at least 200 victims of at least $2.5 million.Officials said many of the victims were elderly. “According to the indictments, from 2016 to 2020, the defendants allegedly participated in a series of romance and other online scams designed to coerce vulnerable victims…

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