Attorney’s Case Result for the Federal Courthouse in Alexandria in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IN ALEXANDRIA:

Client Tobechi Onwuhara was placed on the FBI 10 Most Wanted List for Cyber Crime for a number of years. He was indicted for 14 various Federal felonies. After a reduction of the charges to Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud (18 USC 1349), Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering (18 USC 1956) and Computer Fraud (18 USC 1030), Client was still facing 30 years to life.

At sentencing, the judge agreed with Defense Counsel that a downwards departure was appropriate and Client was sentenced to serve 5 years and 10 months – only 85% of this sentence will be actually served, for a total time of incarceration less than 5 years. With the RDAP program, another year will be removed. While found by the Court to have had a leadership role in the conspiracy, Mr. Onwuhara was sentenced to less time than some of his co-conspirators.

America’s Most Wanted: Tobechi Onwuhara

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