US authorities have sentenced a 29-year-old Chicago man to three years in jail for laundering cash proceeds from a telemarketing scam that targeted elderly victims.
The convict used a fake Indian passport and false identifying information to open multiple bank accounts in the US. He used these accounts to receive money from victims of a telemarketing scheme that involved phone calls from people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration, the US Department of Justice, and other agencies. The criminals on the calls falsely stated that the victim’s identity had been stolen and that the victim needed to transfer money to various bank accounts, including the convict’s accounts.
The convict had pleaded guilty to money laundering in 2021. In addition to the prison sentence, the convict will have to pay $6,500 in restitution to one of his victims.
Source: US Department of Justice