• One victim sold her house, emptied her retirement account to send money to the scammers
  • Macpherson Osemwegie will plead guilty to a single count of wire and bank fraud
  • Osakpamwan Omoruyi and Osaretin Omoruyi are charged with six counts related to the scams

BOSTON – A federal grand jury indicted two Canton men for what  authorities say was a series of illegal online activities including romance scams, fraudulent unemployment claims and fake federal disaster loans. A third man involved in the case has signed a plea deal.

This month, the grand jury indicted Osakpamwan Omoruyi, 36, and Osaretin Omoruyi, 34, both of Canton, on one count each of bank and wire fraud conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering. Both men are Nigerian nationals.

A day later, federal prosecutors filed charges against Macpherson Osemwegie, 32, of Hyde Park. He has signed a plea deal for a single count of bank and wire fraud.

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