ATLANTA, GA — The first of several Nigerian nationals charged with a multi-year wire fraud scheme has been sentenced, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Olu Victor Alonge, 35, of Newnan, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to an online dating website scheme. Douglas, Gwinnett and Fulton county men were also charged.
The total amount of money schemed, U.S. Attorney Byung Pak said in the release, was $1,835,279. Alonge, alongside six other Nigerian nationals, was accused in the scheme. Three others have pleaded guilty.