The NYPD is investigating a double-murder which took place in a condo owned by New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma.
The bodies of Sekou Sakor and Ansu Keita turned up in New York City last week around the time neighbors reported gunfire at a vacant condominium in Woodbury, N.Y.
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly explained that the two Liberian immigrants appeared to have suffered an executed style death, because they allegedly orchestrated a “black paper scheme” fraud where people were bilked into buying a chemical that wipes ink off dollars.
According to police, Sekou Sajor and Ansu Keita’s bodies were dumped in separate New York boroughs after being shot in the head once apiece in a residence owned by Vilma, a former New York Jets player.
The New Orleans Saints linebacker and former New York Jets player was not there at the time, and has not been in the condo since 2007 when he placed the home up for sale. At this time he is not a suspect. Police are currently seeking to question a relative of Vilma who had access to the condominium, located in a luxury gated development about 13 miles from the Jets' former training camp at Hofstra University.
Police officials said investigators believe the victims may have been mixed up in a so-called "black money" scheme. Victims are sent e-mails saying that they could receive $100 bills smuggled from overseas -- stained black to avoid detection -- if they purchase a special chemical to wash it off; what they end up getting is a pile of worthless paper.
It was unclear how Sakor, 31, and Keita, 32, may have ended up at Vilma's home.