(Former Dutch) 419 scammer sentenced in USA

In 2007 the Netherlands extradited a Nigerian residing in the Netherlands who was involved in advanced fee frauds, known as 419 fraud, after the article in the Nigerian penal code. In 2011 the Nigerian national was convicted, after appealing a former sentence, to 108 months in prison, three years of supervised release and $9.5 million in fines.

The Dutch court on 419 scams
The Dutch public prosecutor brought a Nigerian 419 gang to court before twice, but this did not lead to convictions as it could not be proven who actually pushed the send button of the messages. On the third arrest the suspects were extradited to the US. I’ve found the link to the (2004) court decision.

Second suspect
There is a second decision pending as the Netherlands extradited two Nigerians to the US. This individual has also pleaded guilty and awaits his verdict.

Wout de Natris

Leiderdorp, 26 February 2011


About Wout de Natris

As a consultant I specialise in establishing new and different relationships between industry, governments and law enforcement where internet safety and the fight against cyber crime are concerned. This makes me a bridge builder. Hence the blogs name. In this blog I intend to stress the need for interaction, cooperation and exchange of information in order to change the mentioned relationships. On offer: a comprehensive training on all non-technical aspects of spam enforcement and a cyber awareness presentation for companies and institutions
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