Nigerian Sodipo Williams Pleads Guilty To $12m Fraud

US based Nigerian Mr. Williams Kunle who resides in St. Louis, Missouri in the United States has pleaded guilty to mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, voter fraud and illegally re-entering the country after having been removed.

He’s currently facing 20 year jail term for the offences and deportation, will be sentenced in October.

According to documents filed with the court, Kevin Kunlay (Kunle) Williams aka Kunlay Sodipo, 56, and others stole public school employees’ IDs from a payroll company and used them to electronically file more than 2,000 fraudulent federal income tax returns seeking more than $12 million in refunds. 

He is also accused of stealing several return preparer’s Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs) and used them to secure tax-related bank products and services that facilitated the issuance of tax refunds, to include blank check stock and debit cards. Williams used the blank stock to print checks funded by the fraudulent refunds and directed some of the refunds to debit cards.

Williams remains in federal custody and his sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 13 before Chief U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel. Williams faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for mail fraud, 10 years in prison for illegal reentry, five years in prison for each voter fraud count and a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison for aggravated identity theft. Williams also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, forfeiture and deportation. 

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