GWINNETT COUNTY – UGOCHINYERE ANAZODO, 44, of Atlanta, DOMINIQUE BEAULIEU, 44, of Atlanta, and WILLY OBENA, 44, of Orlando, were recently indicted on two counts of Racketeering.
ANAZODO was also charged with one count of Theft by Taking and one count of Money Laundering.
According to the charges contained in the indictment and other public records: The defendants are alleged to have participated in a criminal enterprise with the purpose of obtaining and laundering the stolen proceeds of cyber fraud schemes. Specifically, the defendants are alleged to have engaged in a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam targeting the Georgia Department of Transportation and a romance scam targeting a private citizen.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Office of the Inspector General investigated this matter.
Members of the public are reminded that the indictment only contains charges. The defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the state’s burden to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.
The Georgia Office of the Attorney General is prosecuting the case.
No further information about the investigation or the indictment may be released at this time.