31 May 2009

city of monroe la hires a nigerian to collect taxes; fraud ensues

UPDATE: 21 march 2011 onyemechara pleads guilty
UPDATE 24 november 2010: onyemechara trial delayed four mMonths

anyone from nigeria, who wants to be work around or with money should be regarded with suspicion.
patrick onyemechara, a native nigerian and tax collector for the city of monroe was arrested thursday on 11 counts of felony theft and malfeasance in office in a taxpayer fraud scheme that could involve hundreds of thousands of dollars.

onyemechara exploited a flaw in the city's finance system. see monroe free press city tax collector jailed in tax scheme click here to download article in a two page .pdf [29 kb]
====heres an example of a recent nigerian 419 spam that we just received.
according to the email header, this spam originated from
ip # which is located in lagos, nigeria.