If Government is not involved in privacy, why are they not persecuting people? … Actor, Paul Obazele

Source: Nigeriafilms.com

Last year February, we were saddened to hear that one of our own disgraced us in far away United States of America. A St. Louis-based and Nigeria-born smooth jazz guitarist Olufunsho Adeshina was charged in a stolen-identity tax-fraud scheme. Adeshina allegedly fraudulently acquired close to $200,000 from the United States Treasury and funneled it into more than twenty bank accounts under his control since the start of 2015.

Justice has finally been served cold to him. He has been sentenced to 41 months in prison by a US court. Not only that, he is expected pay $753,063 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service for his participation in a stolen identity tax fraud scheme.

It was U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel who sentenced him. He has been in federal custody since April, after being arrested at Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport returning to the United States from Nigeria, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Adeshina is a local guitarist who was just awarded a Bronze Medal in the smooth jazz/rhythm and blues category of the Global Music Awards in December for his performance of "Weekend in Miami." According to his LinkedIn profile, the 29-year-old Lagos, Nigeria, native studied at Nelly's Extreme Institute at Vatterott College in St. Louis from 2012 to 2014, earning an associate's degree in audio producing, engineering and management.