NEW YORK – Umair Hamid, an executive of Axact, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with an international “diploma mill” scheme.

Umair Hamid, 30, admitted to the charges before US District Judge Ronnie Abrams, the US DOJ reported on its website. “Operating from Pakistan, Umair Hamid helped fraudulently rake in millions of dollars from unwitting American consumers who paid to enrol in, and get degrees from, high schools and colleges that did not exist,” acting US Attorney Joon H Kim was quoted as saying in the US justice department press release

Kim praised the outstanding investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Postal Inspection Service.

Hamid is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Abrams on July 21, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.