The Department of Justice has indicted two Americans and a Nigerian on multiple charges for their alleged roles in a phishing scheme that targeted college employees, banks and other businesses from May 2013 through June 2014.
Filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New Mexico, the indictment identifies the defendants as Nigerian citizen Otuokere Sunday (aka Hulac Yun and Charles Quartz), and Americans Samantha Almodovar and Ardarari Byas, who were at one time students at the University of New Mexico and Southern Illinois University, respectively.
The DOJ alleges the trio was also aided by three additional unnamed co-conspirators, including another UNM student and two residents of China who acted as money mules. At least some of the unnamed mules were "unwitting" accomplices, the indictment states at one point.
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