- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A New York man has been sentenced to four years in prison for conspiring to commit crimes against the United States as part of a West African crime ring that scammed Americans out of millions of dollars.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1TAAQRn ) U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden ordered 41-year-old Olutoyin Ogunlade to also serve three years under post-release supervision and pay $56,000 in restitution. A criminal forfeiture was filed in the case for nearly $41,000.

Ogunlade is a citizen of both the United States and Nigeria.

He was one of 20 indicted in a probe by Homeland Security Investigations into online mass-marketing schemes and money laundering by a crime ring dubbed the Yahoo Boys.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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