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Indian citizen in US admits to fraud

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Washington, Sep 17 (PTI) An Indian national living in Houston, US, has admitted to fraudulent charges of duping people of money. An acting US attorney gave this information. Wasim Maknojia (37) could face up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of up to $250,000. He will be sentenced on December 13. Acting US Attorney Jennifer B. Lowry said Maknojia ran a telemarketing scheme through Indian call centers and duped people in the US between April and October in 2019.

Washington, Sep 17 (PTI) An Indian national living in Houston, US, has admitted to fraudulent charges of duping people of money. An acting US attorney gave this information. Wasim Maknojia (37) could face up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of up to $250,000. He will be sentenced on December 13.

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Acting US Attorney Jennifer B. Lowry said Maknojia ran a telemarketing scheme through Indian call centers and duped people in the US between April and October in 2019. They alleged that Maknojia acted as an operator of the scheme, using false names and fake identity documents to obtain over 70 ‘parcels’ containing cash. They were sent through post by the victims of the scheme.

Lowry said that Maknojia is still in custody. He intimidated everyone by saying that federal agents were investigating against him.

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