Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Hushpuppi steals $400K from prison cells

Nigerian fraudster and influencer, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi is in the news again for allegedly committing yet another fraud and laundering more than $400,000 while in jail in the United States of America.

A piece of new evidence that has been gathered and brought before the United States District Court of California on March 16, 2022 indicates that security authorities at a federal prison in the United States detected that Hushpuppi was using the internet often.

This triggered suspicions, which led the security team to record Hushpuppi’s actions, knowing the reason for which he was initially arrested was for an internet-related crime.

His activities were tracked over the course of seven days on a system built up just for him and what they noticed was shocking to the team.

It was discovered that underground cybercriminal marketplace was discovered to be selling EIP debit cards to Hushpuppi. A total of 58 EIP debit cards, worth $429,800, were purchased on the site by the influencer.

In June 2020, Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, where he lived, with members of his gang while they were sleeping at their residence.

The criminal mastermind kingpin was later flown to the United States of America where he is likely to face up to 20 years in jail.

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