United States Indicts Two Foreign Nationals for Mail Fraud and Collection Scam

'If it's too good to be true, it probably is.' Apparently some law firms forgot this adage and fell for collection scams totaling over US$31,000,000. The U.S. Government has issued this indictment against a Canadian national and a Nigerian national, for acting out a fraudulent scheme where they supposedly hire the law firm for a debt collection, a person acting as the debtor (their co-conspirator) issues a fake cashier's checks to the law firm, and the law firm disburses a portion of the funds to them before finding out about the scheme.
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Robin Mashal
Los Angeles, California
Commercial Litigation
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