Man indicted in America for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria

April 16, 2015 5:45 PM

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Man indicted in America for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria – A man indicted in the United States for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a case that was the basis for the TV hit "Orange Is The New Black," has been elected a senator in Nigeria.

Buruji Kashamu was little known before he returned home in 2003 from Britain, despite a U.S. extradition order, to become a major financier of President Goodluck Jonathan's party.

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