Army Reservists Accused of Scamming Marines

| February 6, 2020

Two Army Reservists have been accused of scamming various people according to the website Quartz.

Two members of the US Army Reserve scammed senior citizens, widows, businesses, and a Marine Corps veterans association over the course of nearly two years, according to a now-unsealed federal complaint.

Joseph Iorhemba Asan Jr. and Charles Ifeanyi Ogozy joined the Army Reserve in February 2018, and that same month embarked on a “scheme to commit fraud against victims across the United States,” according to the complaint. Prosecutors say the duo amassed up to $3 million.

The money was stolen through two common online scams: business email compromises, in which they impersonated legitimate company employees to trick them into wiring them hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as romance scams, in which they “deluded unsuspecting older women and men into believing they were in a romantic relationship,” ultimately persuading them to send large amounts of money under false pretenses.

These guys were thinking BIG and not just low-level nickel and dime money.

The FBI arrested Asan and Ogozy on Oct. 31, 2019. A federal grand jury indicted Asan on Jan. 30. However, Ogozy was not—and a motion filed by prosecutors suggests he may in fact be cooperating with investigators.

“The first one that talks gets the best deal,” former NYPD detective sergeant Joseph Giacalone told Quartz. “When you are in the federal system, we’re talking about long sentences and an impetus for others to help themselves out.”

They were buddies in the Army.  I wonder if they will be buddies in a federal PMITA prison?

Apparently, they were boot camp buddies as well.  No other active duty listed for them besides these two weeks.


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  1. Roh-Dog says:

    Can you FOIA their NCOERs?
    Those bullet points are going to be scorching.

  2. Mick says:

    Joseph Iorhemba Asan Jr.

    Charles Ifeanyi Ogozy

    Claw, up!

    • Claw says:

      Hmmm, surprisingly enough, the Whiz Wheel®™ gives both of these turds the same basic score of 43.

      A multiplier of 2 – 11 may be applied at the commenters’ discretion to attain a final score.

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    Man pullleaze. These 2 cats kin to a Nigerian Prince somewhere? Can you even use the term Nigerian anymore? They are fixin’ to find themselves in a romantic relationship, but not with each other. If Ogozy is lucky he won’t be sent to the same PMITA pen as Asan. Asan will be selling him for packs of cigs. Nothing more romantic than having your lover come up behind you in the dark, nibble on your neck and whisper, “I Love You”, unless you’re in prison. Then it becomes good training for a future job as Apprentice Towel Fluffer at Brucie’s Bath House (Entrance in the rear).

    • Dustoff says:

      “Ogozy”…it does sounds like he could be related to ‘Prince” Yaba Daba (please kindly include your ssn and bank routing number).

  4. PTBH says:

    They shared common addresses at the following periods:

    (2019-2019) Fairmount Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 (OGOZY still there in 2020)
    (2017-2019) Emily Ln, Carteret, NJ 07008
    (2017-2017) Edgewood Rd, Fort Lee, VA 23801

    • Roh-Dog says:

      There is a redemptive quality to Hackensack NJ, the roads lead out too.
      The Army gave it to me hard and dry, Recruiting Duty there 2011-13.
      Iraq was a far better time.

  5. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if they were operating out of All-Points Logistics corp[ate office based in Merritt Island, FL.?

    • Hack Stone says:

      Dat’s a good one. Just wondering if they had an online romance with Elaine Ricci and convinced her to drain the account of a proud but humble woman owned business that sells software to the federal government formerly located in Bethesda Maryland.

  6. ninja says:

    Joseph Iorhemba Asan, Jr is a Registered Active Florida Voter (Daytona Beach):


  7. Slow Joe says:

    Crimes, crimes.

    Where are the statistics when we need them?

    Do legal immigrants commit more scams than real citizens?
    What about other types of crimes?

  8. Don says:

    Death sentence just like all the other filth