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Sodiq Spoofed Banks and Ohio Chain Now Pleads Guilty With Yoruba Interpreter in SDNY

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 19 –   Alade Kazeem Sodiq, with a Yoruba interpreter, pleaded guilty on November 19 to having "spoofed" banks.

He was able to make banks believe that his phone calls came from the numbers that other customers had on file, then got debit cards. Among the victims was an Ohio restaurant chain, for $2 million.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Katherine Polk Failla held the change of plea proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.

   Sodiq's co-defendant Abdulai Kennedy Saaka was sentenced to 32 months last month. Sodiq will be sentenced on April 7.

The case is US v. Sodiq, 19-cr-462 (Failla)


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