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Nigerian filmmaker and owner of Nevada Bridge productions, Neville Sajere, declared wanted in United States for $1million fraud as his wife bags 2 years imprisonment

Nigerian filmmaker and owner of Nevada Bridge productions, Neville Sajere, declared wanted in United States for $1million fraud as his wife bags 2 years imprisonment

Nigerian filmmaker and proprietor of Nevada Bridge productions, Neville Sajere has been declared wanted by police in the USA for alleged $1million fraud.

Neville was declared wanted in Northern District of Georgia in the USA of America, after being indicted by a grand jury on two counts of Bank Fraud and two counts of Aggravated Id Theft.

His spouse, Ivie Shevon Sajere has already been sentenced for her position in a conspiracy that defrauded the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) out of almost $1,000,000.  The conspiracy concerned the false filing of thousands of on-line applications for SSA retirement benefits and FEMA disaster benefits utilizing stolen personal data.

U.S. Legal professional Kurt R. Erskine mentioned;

“This was a large fraud that impacted two authorities agencies and harmed thousands of victims throughout the nation whose identities have been stolen.

“Sajere’s jail sentence is the culmination of a complicated investigation and prosecution and serves as a cautionary story to different fraudsters equally minded.”

Gail S. Ennis, Inspector General, for the Social Safety Administration additionally mentioned;

“This sentence holds Sajere accountable for her function in this complex conspiracy to defraud the Social Security Administration, alone, of almost seven hundred thousand {dollars}. She stole private data of harmless individuals and used it to defraud the SSA by abusing its on-line services.

“My office will continue to uphold the integrity of the SSA’s on-line services and applications that so many Americans depend on. I thank the USA Postal Inspection Service, the Department of Homeland Security Workplace of the Inspector Basic, and Homeland Safety Investigations, and other regulation enforcement companies for joining us on this complete investigation. I additionally thank the U.S. Attorney’s Workplace for prosecuting this case.”

In accordance with U.S. Attorney Erskine, the costs and different info introduced in court docket learn:  Starting in roughly June 2017 till September 2018, the defendant and her husband, Neville Sajere, each Nigerian nationals who engaged in marriage fraud in an unsuccessful attempt to turn into U.S. residents, participated in a cash laundering scheme that defrauded almost one million {dollars} from SSA and FEMA.

Tommy D. Coke, Inspector in Charge of the Atlanta Division, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service mentioned;

“Anybody with malicious intent could cause widespread harm to victims, and on this case, the defendant orchestrated an identity theft spree that resulted within the defrauding of two agencies that present substantial help to individuals in need.

“This scheme highlights the significance of national collaboration in the case of combatting id theft, and I thank our regulation enforcement companions for his or her important help with this investigation.”

The scheme involved unknown fraudsters submitting functions for Social Security retirement benefits and FEMA disaster reduction advantages utilizing stolen private data.  The person victims whose private data was stolen have been often people highly acclaimed of their fields.  It seems that these people were focused as a result of, although they have been of retirement age, that they had not filed for SSA retirement advantages and did not need catastrophe benefit reduction.  Thus, the fraudsters had a greater likelihood of getting the functions authorized.  The victims included a film director, an award-winning journalist, the daughter of a legendary film director, and a highly esteemed academic.

As soon as an application was authorized, the fraudsters directed that the funds be deposited onto a Green Dot debit card opened using different stolen private data.  As quickly as the cash hit the Green Dot debit card, the defendant generated funds by means of Square, Stripe, and PayPal to Nevada Bridge TV, a Nigerian streaming service/tv production firm owned by the defendant’s husband; BAGMA, an African gospel award show enterprise owned by the defendant’s husband; and Shevonz, a clothes store owned by the defendant.

Ivie Shevon Sajere (a/okay/a Ivie Shevon Owubo), 38, Suwanee, Georgia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr., to 2 years, six months in jail.  She was additionally ordered to pay $949,616.40 in restitution to SSA and FEMA. Ivie was remanded into custody at the close of the sentencing hearing to start her sentence. As a result of she shouldn’t be a United States citizen, she is prone to be deported after she completes her sentence.  Ivie pleaded responsible on November 30, 2021, to 1 count of conspiracy to commit cash laundering.

The government’s case towards her husband, Neville Sajere, is ongoing as he “seems to have fled the USA and prevented prosecution.” in accordance with court filings.

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