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Description: Las Vegas, Nevada criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with
conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
According to court documents and admissions made in court, Okoye conspired with others, including co-defendant Jasmine-Royshell Kanisha Black, to obtain DETR and DES debit cards by submitting fraudulent unemployment insurance claims using other peoples’ personal identifying information, such as their names, dates of birth, and social security numbers, without their knowledge or consent. The agencies administer Nevada’s and Arizona’s unemployment insurance program. In total, DETR and DES approved more than $550,000 in benefits for the fraudulent claims.
On July 15, 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Okoye’s residence and found:
Over $100,000 in U.S. Currency and U.S. Money Orders;
A forged Canadian passport;
A postal mailbox master key;
Over 100 pieces of mail, bearing names and addresses not belonging to Okoye;
At least 24 pieces of mail from DETR, bearing various names and addresses; and
At least 100 credit and debit cards not issued in Okoye’s name, including at least 11 debit cards issued by DETR and at least 12 debit cards issued by DES.
Outcome: Vincent Okoye Sentenced to 3 years in Prison.