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Nigerian bags 15-year Jail term in US over $11m Tax Scam



Nigerian bags 15-year Jail term in US over $11m Tax Scam | BellaNaija35-year-old Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem perpetrated one of the biggest tax scams in US history, and is heading to jail because of it.

According to KTVZ, Kazeem was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of running a tax scam that got him $11 million.

Kazeem had reportedly bought more than 91,000 identities from a hacker, and then used the identities to file for fraudulent tax returns.

He had reportedly attempted to get $91 million, but got $11 million instead.

To invest his funds, Kazeem had reportedly bought two properties in the US and was trying to develop a 4-star hotel in Lagos.

Luck however ran out on his after citizens notified the IRS that fraudulent tax returns were filed in their names.

Photo CreditKTVZ


  1. Author Unknown

    June 23, 2018 at 3:05 am


  2. Emmy

    June 23, 2018 at 5:36 am

    So shameful,tax fraud-immigration fraud – enjoy your stay in jail.

  3. Dee

    June 23, 2018 at 7:26 am

    So the only thing wey dis guy fit use all im IT skills do na fraud.
    The brain wey im use think how to defraud pple im no fit use am invent something.

  4. omomo

    June 23, 2018 at 10:33 am

    all dem slay kings ..see the face

  5. Hmm

    June 23, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Thank God I am. Not Nigerian
    It’s in your dna

    • Elle

      June 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      But YET you are on a Nigerian blog, you’d better GTFOH. Ignorant human. Why didn’t you proclaim where you are from na, so we can analyse how perfect your country is?!

    • PD Young Billionaire

      June 24, 2018 at 11:31 pm

      Mumu somebody


    June 23, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Wetin him go invent in a country where there is no enabling environment for research and invention. That’s the product of bad leadership, We will continue to deal with it till thy kingdom come.

    • Mama

      June 23, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      So it is Nigeria’s fault that he is scaming in the US? The other immigrants there, do they have two heads?

    • 9ja

      June 24, 2018 at 10:01 am

      @Mama, abegi don’t mind the thieves, they are always looking for excuses. They cannot argue that he did not have the so-called “enabling environment” in the U.S. and we have seen what he elected to do with it. SMH

  7. Mama

    June 23, 2018 at 6:55 pm


  8. Diamond

    June 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Nice how the comments are focused on the individual and not his tribe.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      June 23, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      Laughing in my native Igbo dialect.

      …. you know, that kain thing. ?

    • Californiabawlar

      June 24, 2018 at 2:43 pm


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