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Deeper Life Bible Church Pastor Sentenced To Six Years Imprisonment For Fraud

Ifeanyichukwu Eric Abakporo, a
Pastor of the Deeper Life Bible
Church, has been sentenced to
six years imprisonment by a
federal court in New York.
The former Brooklyn-based civil
attorney will be spending time in
a United States prison in a case
of defrauding banks, mortgage
lenders, property owners, and
property buyers.
Mr. Abakporo was sentenced on
Wednesday, May 28 along with
his co-defendant, Latanya Pierce,
who received a lighter, 30-month
They were both found guilty of
the federal charges of conspiracy
to commit bank fraud, conspiracy
to commit wire fraud, and bank
transfer fraud, involving at least
two mortgage property lenders.
Abakporo will most likely be
deported to Nigeria after he is
done serving his sentence, with
the likelihood of a three-year
supervisory probation release
The presiding judge in the
federal case, US District Judge
Shira A. Scheindlin immediately
remanded the accused into
His wife and two children wept
openly in the courtroom as he
was being taken away in
The legal fate of Abakporo and
Pierce was never in doubt. Both
were convicted in 2013, in a
wide-ranging series of illegal
transactions in New York City
defrauding banks, mortgage
lenders, property owners, and
property buyers over a nine-year
stretch, dating back to 2003.

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