- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Two Nigerians arrested in South Africa in a global cybercrime probe have been denied bond in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1ddNY0J) U.S. Magistrate Judge John Gargiulo on Tuesday ruled 40-year-old Sesan Olumide Farin and 44-year-old Femi Alexander Mewasa aren’t eligible for bond.

They are among nine people arrested in South Africa in May 2014 after a Biloxi woman’s complaint of a scam led to an international investigation of assorted scams, identity theft and the takeovers of financial accounts.

Farin and Mewasa are set for trial on a court calendar that starts July 6. Each faces two conspiracy charges involving fraud and one count of money laundering.

Federal court records did not list an attorney for Farin and Mewasa.

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

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