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Nigerian man faces little hope at trial February 22, 2009

Posted by jefhenningeresq in News.
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Paul Gabriel Amos, a Nigerian man is accused of sending fake documents to Citibank in an effort to allegedly steal $27 million dollars.  The documents claimed to authorize transfers to accounts around the world controlled by Amos and coconspirators.  His public defender says that he is in plea negotiations.  You think?

Any Nigerian accused of a fraud case is going to find it very difficult to pick a jury due to the famous Nigerian scam aka 419 scam.  I doubt the judge would let the jury voir dire get that extensive and I don’t trust a juror’s answers half the time anyway.  There has been so much talk including Dateline NBC specials on the Nigerian scam that a jury would take it out on the client.  These guys are rarely prosecuted too so I’m sure the Government would love to get this guy.  Hopefully, he’s got a good attorney.

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