Nigerian Faces Fraud Charges in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One of seven Nigerians who allegedly perpetrated $4 million in frauds on credit unions in New Mexico, Virginia, New York and other states has made a first appearance in New Mexico following his arrest in Georgia.

David Adjudua, charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and identity theft, remains in custody following a detention hearing Friday in Albuquerque.

Others, including lead defendant Harrison Amadin Ekpetin, a Nigerian and legal permanent resident of the U.S. who appears on the FBI’s “most wanted” list, have not been apprehended based on warrants sworn in connection with the July 10, 2012 indicted returned in U.S. District Court in New Mexico.

Among institutions defrauded are New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union.

The FBI earlier had put out this Wanted poster on Ekpetin.

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