CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Two more Kenyan nationals are heading to federal prison over an international scam that targeted agencies in West Virginia and other states.
Thirty-year-old Albert Gunga received a 10-month term while 33-year-old Michael Ochenge was sentenced to four years Friday in U.S. District Court in Charleston.
Both men pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder proceeds from the scheme, which duped state agencies into transferring funds owed legitimate government vendors.
Around $772,000 scammed from West Virginia's auditor's office ended up in Kenya.The state got back some funds.
Agencies in Massachusetts, Kansas and Ohio recovered all their funds.
Three other Kenyans were sentenced last week to terms ranging from time served to six years. A fourth awaits a Tuesday sentencing.
Pictured Above: Albert Gunga