Former Tamale Central Member of Parliament and Minister, Inusah Fuseini, has confirmed reports that his son has been convicted of fraud and money laundering in the United States of America.
Alhaji Fuseini confirmed his son’s conviction during an interview with Asaase Radio, however, denied he had been involved in any wrongdoing.
According to the former legislator, his son has been the victim of a severe care of undiagnosed mistaken identity.
Speaking with Asaase Radio, Fuseini said his son gave his documents to a friend to procure a car and it turned out that friend was involved in romance fraud.
“As a father, my son told me that one of his colleague students wanted a car and he has documents that allows him to auction vehicles, and it turns out the colleague student was involved in a romance fraud,” the former MP said.
He said he is “terribly disappointed” about the development.
If there has been a case of mistaken identity, the U.S Justice Department is blissfully unaware because the MP’s son has been convicted and faces up to 50 years in prison.
Fuseini’s son, Abdul, was convicted in the United States following a jury trial.
Prosecutors revealed that Inusah was part of a conspiracy that targeted victims using false personas via email, text messaging, and online dating and social media websites.
From January 2018 through at least December 2019, Inusah and his co-conspirators convinced potential victims they were in a relationship, friendship or business relationship aimed at later extorting money from the victims.
According to the website of the U.S Justice Department: “One false persona, “Miarama,” was used to induce an Alabama resident into providing $106,000 via wire transfers and cashier’s checks. The amount included $48,000 to pay overdue taxes on a nonexistent gold inheritance in Ghana and $21,000 wired to Bitsav Supply LLC, a shell company set up by Inusah.
“Another false persona, “Grace,” persuaded a Washington resident to wire funds so “Grace” could maintain her South African cocoa plantation and move to the United States to marry the victim. Other victims of the false personas included residents of Ohio and Florida,”