28/06/2012 02:20:23
Louisiane. Un camerounais risque jusqu' 140 ans de prison
Le présumé escroc, puisqu'il s'agit de lui, Terence Ndandoh agé de 25 ans est résident de Bâton Rouge, Louisiane. Le voyou risque juqu'à 140 ans de prison assortie d'une amende 1.4 millions de dollars.
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Terence Ndandoh
L'Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) , le Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) et le Louisiana State University Police Department Baton Rouge ont mis le grappin sur un escroc camerounais.

Ses pairs diront de lui qu'il est tombé sur le champ de bataille, les armes à la main. Le présumé escroc, puisqu'il s'agit de lui, Terence Ndandoh agé de 25 ans est résident de Bâton Rouge, Louisiane.

Modus operandi

Il avait mis sur pied une compagnie fictive de distribution des pattes de poulets surgelées (Frozen Foods LLC). Les transactions se déroulaient à travers des courriers électroniques. Ses activités de voyou ne se sont pas seulement limitées dans l'état de Louisiane, mais également dans l'Arkansas, l'Alabama, le Tennessee et le Mississippi.

Les potentiels acheteurs se sont ainsi fait plumer sans aucune autre façon.  Terence Ndangoh  les mettait en confiance en leur faisant croire qu'il détenait toutes les autorisations et les papiers nécessaires pour une telle activité. Une fois que les virements ont été effectué dans son compte, il ne s'est pas prié pour disparaître du circuit avec la cagnotte.

La police de Baton Rouge, qui croit que Ndandoh n'aurait pas agit seul est à la recherche d'éventuels complices.

Terence Ndandoh croyait ainsi se tirer aussi facilement. Pour les faits qui lui sont reprochés, le voyou risque gros. Selon la loi fédérale concernant de tels délits, il encourt une peine de prison pouvant aller jusqu'à 140 années, assortie d'une amende de 1.4 Million de dollars US ainsi que la restitution d'environ 166 000 $ US aux victimes.

Séverine Toche

Man busted for frozen chicken feet fraud

NEW ORLEANS, LA —
A 25-year-old Cameroon citizen is in federal custody on wire fraud charges related to a fraudulent scheme to sell frozen chicken feet, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Louisiana State University Police Department Baton Rouge.

Terence Ndangoh, currently a resident of Baton Rouge, is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana.

“Our investigation revealed that Mr. Ndangoh set up a false company in order to fraudulently accept commercial quantity orders of frozen chicken feet from thirteen different customers,” said Raymond R. Parmer Jr., special agent in charge of ICE HSI New Orleans. “In fact, the defendant collected more than $160,000 from these customers with no intention of filling their orders. While he may have been able to fool his victims, HSI agents were able to unravel the scheme and ensure he will be held accountable for his actions.” Parmer oversees HSI activities in Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.

According to the indictment Ndangoh used the Internet to promote and solicit the sale of frozen food items under the name Frozen Foods, LLC, although Ndangoh did not possess or have access to said items to sell in the event orders were actually received. Prospective buyers contacted Frozen Foods via email in order to obtain more information about the product and/or to place orders. Ndangoh replied to buyers’ inquiries by transmitting photographs of purported food products, business licenses, permits and other business certifications, to legitimize the business in an effort to consummate the sale. Once price, quantity and other details had been negotiated, Ndangoh emailed the buyers an invoice with wiring instructions for payment, and sometimes, a sale and purchase agreement. The buyers subsequently wired payment for the orders from his/her banking account to another bank account at Ndangoh’s direction.

Ndangoh never filled the orders, or arranged for the goods to be shipped, even though he had received payment.

If convicted, Ndangoh is facing a maximum sentence of 140 years in federal prison, a $1.4 million fine, and restitution of approximately $166,000. An indictment is simply the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

HSI and the LSUPD are continuing to investigate the scheme, as agents believe that others were involved in helping Ndangoh design and execute the fraudulent activity.

http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/crimetracker/man-busted-for-frozen-chicken-feet-fraud

 

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