- Nigerian born fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi, has been charged to court by the US government
- The charges against him include laundering of several millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds, schemes targeting a US law firm, and a foreign bank
- Hushpuppi and his cohorts also planned to dupe an unnamed English Premier League football club of £100m (N48bn)
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The United States authorities on Friday, July 3, charged Nigerian fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi, to court in Chicago.
The US Department of Justice said that Hushpuppi will face criminal charges among which was his alleged conspiration with his cohorts to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams which include schemes targeting a US law firm, a foreign bank and an unnamed English Premier League football club.
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Hushpuppi was said to have been extradited to Chicago, the US, on the evening of Thursday, July 2, from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
He made his first US court appearance on the morning of Friday, July 3, in Chicago. He is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that investigations have commenced into the alleged fraudulent activities of Hushpuppi in the US.
The investigation led to how the internet fraudster and his gang attempted to dupe a Premier League club to the tune of £100m (N48bn).
The fresh allegation is contained in an affidavit according to Special Agent, Andre Innocenti, who is in charge of the Los Angeles Filed Office High-tech Organise Crime Squad. Hushpuppi, according to the document, is facing charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering among others.
Over 10 days after the arrest of the alleged fraudster, the Dubai police released footage that captured the operation dubbed ‘Fox Hunt 2’ that led to the arrests.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director, Christopher Wray, extended 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.
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