Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Jonathan D. Larsen, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), announced that DEBORAH MENSAH, a Ghanaian citizen, was extradited from the Republic of Ghana (“Ghana”) to the United States on August 21, 2020. MENSAH was arrested on January 16, 2020, in Accra, Ghana for charges in connection with a fraud conspiracy based in Ghana involving the theft of over $10 million through business email compromises and romance scams that targeted the elderly from at least in or about 2014 through in or about 2018. MENSAH is the eighth defendant charged in the case. MENSAH was presented this morning in Manhattan federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman. MENSAH’s case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote.