Incident for Maxwell Abayeta 2020-08-26

First Name Maxwell
Other Name Atugba
Last Name Abayeta
Alias Maxwell Peter
DOB Unknown
Age 27
Gender male
Location GH
Information The indictment alleges that various Africa-based co-conspirators committed, or caused to be committed, a series of intrusions into the servers and email systems of a Memphis-based real estate company in June and July 2016. Using sophisticated anonymization techniques, including the use of spoofed email addresses and Virtual Private Networks, the co-conspirators identified large financial transactions, initiated fraudulent email correspondence with relevant business parties and then redirected closing funds through a network of U.S.-based money mules to final destinations in Africa. Commonly referred to as business-email compromise, or BEC, this aspect of the scheme caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses to companies and individuals in Memphis. The defendant is specifically alleged to have directed the transfer of funds from a June 2016 BEC to a co-conspirator in Africa.
Pending Outcome Yes
Damages Costs Unknown
Date Of Crime 2016-01-01
Crime(s) BEC
Sector(s) private
Motovation(s) profit
Charge(s) Wire Fraud Money laundering Computer fraud Aggravated identity theft
Authorities FBI
Authorities Statement view
Prosecutors Timothy C. Flowers Debra L. Ireland
Judges Charmiane G. Claxton
Extradited Yes
Extradited Trial 0
Extradited Trial Start
Extradited Trial End
Extradited Date 2020-08-25
Extradited From GH
Extradited To US