Dapo Abiodun’s Aide Pleads Guilty To $350,000 Wire Fraud In US

Abidemi  Rufai, an aide to state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has pleaded guilty to a $350,000 wire fraud in the United States.

Dapo Abiodun’s Aide Pleads Guilty To $350,000 Wire Fraud In US

The aide who has since been suspended by the governor was arrested at New York’s JFK Airport on his way to in May, 2021.

In a statement on Tuesday, the US Department of Justice said Rufai admitted using stolen identities to receive thousands of dollars in pandemic-related unemployment benefits.

He was also admitted to have since 2017 obtained identifying information for more than 20,000 Americans, submitted $2 million in claims for disaster relief and other federal benefits, and received more than $600,000,

The largest amount of fraud was committed against the state employment security department, which paid out $350,763 in fraudulent pandemic unemployment claims to accounts controlled by Rufai.

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