Osmond Eweka, a so-called Nigerian prince, appeared in Manhattan court on Thursday. He was accused of scamming New York job seekers out of thousands of dollars by promising to find them work.
The 31-year-old asked the court for permission to travel to Nigeria for the upcoming birth of his son, the Daily Mail reported.
Eweka and his friend, Kamel McKay, were accused of creating bogus employment agency firms and used Indeed.com to find their victims.
They interviewed victims and made them pay a fee, ranging between $300 and $700.