Former Moneygram agent convicted of fraud

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A man who scammed millions of dollars out of victims throughout the United States through telemarketing schemes has been convicted on multiple counts of wire fraud and laundering. Itohan Agho-Allen, 39, was an agent of Miracle Multi-Link, a MoneyGram and Western Union outlet in Brooklyn, New York. Agho-Allen processed money transfers received from fraud schemes including sweepstakes, loans, employment opportunities, persons-in-need and internet purchases.

Between 2002 and November 2010, money transfers originating in locations in Pennsylvania, including York, Bloomsburg, Berwick, Hazleton, Lebanon, Chambersburg, East Stroudsburg and Montoursville, were transmitted through facilities to fraud participants in Brooklyn, Spain, Romania, Canada and Nigeria. Money in excess of $7 million was obtained from hundreds of victims throughout the United States through telemarketing schemes that falsely promised financial awards and other valuable items.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

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