Nigerian citizen sentenced in phishing scheme that targeted Groton schools

The Day reports:

A Nigerian citizen who was living in Smyrna, Ga., was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to approximately 10 months of imprisonment, time he had already served, for his role in a scheme to obtain the personal identifying information of school employees in Groton and elsewhere.

Olukayode Ibrahim Lawal, who had entered the United States on a visitor’s visa in November 2016, failed to depart as scheduled a month later. He is in custody of the U.S. Immigrations & Customs Enforcement and will be deported, according to the government.

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