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Non-DOJ Individual Arrested and Charged with Operating an Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business in Which He Engaged in Transactions with a Special Deputy US Marshal


On August 24, 2022, a forensic auditor for the Washington D.C. Government was arrested following a criminal Complaint charging him with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.  Charles Egunjobi was charged in the District of Maryland. According to the affidavit in support of the Complaint, from in or about September 2019 through in or about April 2020, Egunjobi received money obtained from romance scam victims and then sent money overseas.  He also allegedly admitted during a voluntary interview that he exchanged currency for Isidore Iwuagwu, a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal.  On August 10, 2022, Iwuagwu was arrested for Money Laundering Conspiracy in connection with allegations that he was tied to $1.9 million in victim losses from the same romance scheme. According to the affidavit in support of the Complaint, Egunjobi admitted that he has never registered as a money service business.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Fraud Detection Office and the United States Postal Inspection Service.

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