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Chicago promotions agency Robinson & Maites is used to receiving requests for proposals, but not requests for accomplices.
Inside an envelope with a Lagos, Nigeria, postmark that the agency recently received was a letter from a man purporting to be “a member of the Federal Government of Nigeria Contract Award and Monitoring Committee in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation.”
Here was the deal proposed: An NNPC contract was supposedly over-invoiced to the tune of $21 million and the letter writer needed a safe foreign bank account in which to stash the ill-gotten gains.

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