In New Charge FBI Alleges That Hushpuppi Attempted To Dupe An Unidentified EPL Football Club Of £100m
Alleged Nigerian fraudster Ramoni Igbalode Abass, aka Hushpuppi yesterday made his first appearance in an American court after he was extradited from Dubai where he was first arrested for a series of alleged financial crimes.
In an affidavit deposed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it has also been alleged that he attempted to dupe an unidentified English Premier League football club of £100m.
The affidavit in part read:
“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,”
If convicted, the popular Instagram figure risks up to 20 years in a federal prison.
Abass was arrested on June 10, 2020, in Dubai in a sting code-named 'Fox Hunt 2'.
He and his gang have been slapped with multiple fraud charges for crimes committed in different parts of the world.