NEWS: FBI release the number of years Hushpuppi will spend in jail if convicted
Investigations have commenced into the claimed fraudulent activities of Ramon Abba, prominently known as Hushpuppi, about how he attempted to dupe a Premier League club to the tune of £100m (N48bn).
It’s been more than 10 days of the arrest of Hushpuppi. The Dubai Police released a footage that captured the operation dubbed ‘Fox Hunt 2’ that led to the arrests.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director, Christopher Wray, has given his appreciation to the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), represented by the Dubai Police General HQ, for the concerted efforts in arresting alleged fraudsters.
This new allegation is contained in an affidavit according to Special Agent, Andre Innocenti, who is in charge of the Los Angeles Filed Office High-tech Organised Crime Squad.
The accused, Hushpuppi, according to the document, is facing charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering among others.
The affidavit read in part:
“Abbas and others further conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions, including one scheme to steal £100 million (approximately $124 million) from an English Premier League soccer club.”
The FBI further stated that should Hushpuppi be convicted, he risks spending 20 years in jail.
“If convicted of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, Abbas would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison,” the FBI said.
The Instagram celebrity (Hushpuppi) and big money spender were both arrested in Dubai, alongside one Mr. Woodbery and several others, by Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Dubai.
Dh1.6 billion (about N169 billion) fraud involving over 1.9 million victims. Items worth N15.845 billion (Dh 150 million) were also seized.
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