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Case Number: 2:20-cr-00077-DBH
Judge: D. Brock Hornby
Court: United States District Court for the District of Maine (Cumberland County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Portland, Maine criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Mukonkole Huge Kifwa, aka Adrien Ndowa, 36, was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
From about March 2015 until November 2016, Kifwa participated in a conspiracy to obtain money through a fraudulent credit card scheme using an international mail carrier. Kifwa and his co-conspirators obtained unauthorized access to bank accounts belonging to unwitting individuals in the United Kingdom, with cash advances using fraudulent credit cards.
The Scarborough Police Department; the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service; Homeland Security Investigations; and the City of London (U.K.) Police investigated the case.
In January 2016, Kifwa, formerly of South Portland, was convicted following a jury trial of federal charges involving visa fraud, bank fraud and firearms. Kifwa was sentenced in that case to 46 months imprisonment and payment of approximately $15,000 in restitution.
CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MAIL FRAUD, 18:1341 AND 1349
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 40 Months Imprisonment to be followed by 5 Years Supervised Release. $100.00 Special Assessment. $247,583.33 Restitution.