A convicted fraudster who said he had found God and pledged to put his past behind him to become an award-winning fashion designer is facing extradition to the US over a multimillion-pound scam.

Oludayo Adeagbo, 42, is facing criminal trial over allegations in the US that he was involved in an email racket that duped a university, a college and two county governments into parting with a combined £3.7 million.

If convicted of business email compromise frauds he faces a total of up to 82 years in jail. Adeagbo, a father of four from Chingford, east London, has protested his innocence. The final decision on his extradition rests with Priti Patel, the home secretary.

Adeagbo has previously been convicted of leading a million-pound car fraud

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