On August 10, 2022, a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal was arrested following a Criminal Complaint charging him with money laundering conspiracy. Isidore Iwuagwu was charged in the District of Maryland. According to the affidavit in support of the Complaint, from in or about October 2015 through in or about July 2021, Iwuagwu participated in a romance scam in which individuals contacted victims on social media platforms and dating sites, engaged in online relationships with the victims, and then convinced the victims to send large sums of money. The alleged victims linked to Iwuagwu reported losing a combined $1.9 million to the scheme. According to the affidavit in support of the Complaint, at least $585,180 was wired or deposited into accounts owned and controlled by Iwuagwu. The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Fraud Detection Office, with support from the Cyber Investigations Office and United States Postal Inspection Service.