Kenyan Man Accused of Money Laundering in America to Remain in Custody

A Nairobi Court has ordered a Kenyan man to remain in custody pending an the hearing of an extradition case.

The man, Abdulrahman Imraan Juma is wanted in the USA over accusations of money laundering.

Nairobi chief magistrate Wendy Kagendo ruled that Abdulrahman be held until the case by Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji, seeking to extradite him to the USA, is determined.

According to reports, Abdulrahman is wanted over claims of money laundering and is alleged to be part of an international gang that conspires to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft by targeting unsuspecting businessmen who need loans.

The charges filed against Abdulrahman in the US District Court for the Central District of California, state that he faces up to 61 counts of money laundering, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

The court ruled on Tuesday that the prosecution had tabled compelling reasons to deny the suspect bond.
“The offence the suspect is facing is serious which needs an extradition application to be dealt with first before making other orders,” said the magistrate.

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