Canadian man cons US lawyers out of millions

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A federal judge in the United States has convicted a Toronto man of fraud after he duped more than 100 American lawyers out of US$23 million.

The scheme, which occurred between 2008 and 2011, involved fake clients alleging a person owed them money and that supposed debtor sending a fake cheque through the mail as payment.

Henry Okpalefe, 49, was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Read more at Australasian Lawyer

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.