The U.S. government has submitted a 97,000-page fraud evidence against suspended aide to the current Governor of Ogun State, Abidemi Rufai, who has been alleged of conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
According to a report, the 97,000-page materials submitted at the U.S. District for the Western District of Washington by the prosecuting council, acting US Attorney Tessa M. Gormanat Tacoma, on July 26, disclosed his personal and financial information.
“On July 26, 2021, the government produced approximately 97,000 pages of material. In addition, the government is in the process of executing two additional electronic search warrants.
“The discovery includes electronic documents in a variety of formats. The material contains personal identifying information or sensitive financial information.” The document read in part.
Rufai who was alleged of using stolen identities of more than 100 Washington residents to file fraudulent claims with the Employment Security Department (ESD) for pandemic-related unemployment benefits, was arrested at the JFK airport in New York on May 14 over alleged $350,000 COVID-19 unemployment fraud in the United States.
He was arraigned before the court on June 25, 2021 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts. The court then scheduled trial for August 31, 2021 and set a pretrial motions deadline of July 23, 2021.