Father and four sons charged for internet fraud

A Rochdale father and his four sons have been charged with running an internet fraud scam which earned the family millions of pounds.

According to Rochdale Observer, Mohammed Nawaz, 47, and his sons Imran, 24, Adnan, 23, Gibran, 22, and Ferkhan, 20, were investigated by the US’s Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for their part in the multi-million pound scam.

The Nawaz Five appeared at Manchester Magistrates Court on Monday 22 February 2010 where it was revealed that Mohammed was charged with three money laundering offences, while his three eldest sons were charged with fraud, money laundering and possessing false documents offences.

Youngest of the five Ferkhan was charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud.

A lengthy investigation, which saw Greater Manchester Police’s economic crime unit working closely with the Serious and Organised Crime Agency and the FBI, led to the arrest of The Nawaz Five from the Kingsway area of Rochdale.

Eldest of the sons Imran was reportedly reprimanded at the magistrates hearing for sniggering. He and his family are due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Monday 31 May 2010.

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