North Dakota Man Convicted of Fraud Files Lawsuit Over Fall

May 29, 2014

A man convicted in what witnesses called one of the largest credit card schemes in U.S. history says he should receive more than $4 million for injuries he allegedly suffered from a fall outside the Cass County Jail in Fargo.

Adekunle Adetiloye was sentenced in 2012 to 18 years in prison for mail fraud. Authorities say he stole the identities of about 38,000 people and bilked companies out of about $1.5 million.

Adetiloye says he suffered a serious head injury when he stepped on a sewer grate while he was being transported by U.S. marshals to the jail in November 2011. He says he could not break his fall because he was in handcuffs and leg shackles.

The defendant says he suffers from headaches, dizziness and blurred vision.

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