Instagram star 'Hushpuppi' charged with trying to steal £100m from Premier League club

Instagram star 'Hushpuppi' charged with trying to steal £100m from Premier League club

7/4/2020 5:37:00 AM

Instagram star 'Hushpuppi' charged with trying to steal £100m from Premier League club

Ramon Abbas, who is known as 'Ray Hushpuppi', was arrested in Dubai after an FBI investigation and has appeared in a US court.

Apr 17, 2020 at 6:24am PDTIn court documents, the US Department of Justice alleged:"Abbas maintains social media accounts that frequently showed him in designer clothes, wearing expensive watches and posing in or with luxury cars and charter jets.

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"The FBI's investigation has revealed that Abbas finances this opulent lifestyle through crime."Hushpuppi is alleged to have operated what is known as a business email compromise or BEC scheme, hacking corporate emails and tricking staff into making money transfers. He is also accused of conspiring to launder millions of dollars in stolen money.

"Abbas and others further conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions, including one scheme to steal £100m (approximately $124m) from an English Premier League soccer club," the Department of Justice said.

Image:Dubai police released footage of the arrestsThe Premier League club is not identified in the criminal complaint.In a statement, US Attorney Nick Hanna said:"BEC schemes are one of the most difficult cyber crimes we encounter as they typically involve a coordinated group of con artists scattered around the world who have experience with computer hacking and exploiting the international financial system.

"This case targets a key player in a large, transnational conspiracy who was living an opulent lifestyle in another country while allegedly providing safe havens for stolen money around the world. As this case demonstrates, my office will continue to hold such criminals accountable, no matter where they live."

If he is found guilty of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, Hushpuppi would face a maximum sentence of 20 years in a US federal prison.In his last Instagram post in early June, under a picture of a Rolls-Royce and the hashtag AllMine, he wrote:"May success and prosperity not be a 'once upon a time' story in your life."

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🐐 Which club? I can’t be arsed to read it all. DrMac558 How is Ronaldo walking freely ? So in a country of about 200 million people some less than 1million useless miscreants have mared an entire country's image by their activities. It's so sad. He had one hell of a life billions of people will only dream of what a ride free Hushpuppi

Oh what a surprise, he's BLACK. After Hushpuppi spends 20 years in prison, he will come out as hushdog 😂😂😂 puppy don grow Had he studied computer science in the Uni, world bank would probably have been emptied by now He steal already 😂😂 How can he sell Pepe for 72m 😪😪 Na who them catch be thief but what about our high thieves in politics. No denying he was such a good hacker. No justification though but i envy his skills. Yes i said so. Let's talk about our failed system in Nigeria before you talk about Hushpuppi

DiKachii see headline No win. If its assnall we bant you, if its united we spin it to bant you Won’t be his first time. Something audit that Maguire transfer please. GLAD HIS BEEN APPREHENDED BY THE AUTHORITIES ONLY ONE PLACE FOR SCAM ARTIST AND IS JAIL - WITH HIS BIG BELLY HE MIGHT NEED GUCCI SALAD 🥗 AND GUCCI TOMATOES 🍅 WITH LOUIS VUITTON DRESSING. BLOODED CRIMINAL

Hushpuppi has scuffs on .... Dear black people, I don’t support fraud but please when they crucify us for defrauding them, don’t be a part of it because when they defraud us or themselves they cover it up. Bill Gate’s crimes have gone into the thin air. Wow!!! Khai this guy is a national disgrace , pls help find him gucci cloth ,Gucci slippers to hustle the jail term . No more five star hotel No more 7.5million slippers No more white G wagon No more expensive wrist watch No more 700thousand dinner No more wine No more jacket

I'll follow anybody that likes this tweet Yis How much has the white man looted over the years 😂😂😂 Aaannnd here comes the racist comments which for some reason “have” to refer to “black”. Like why? Like why? Why does his colour matter? Some tosser wrote “black privilege” on here. Why?!? Racists and their dark basements 🙄 Peace out 🤞🏼

Looks like some blacklivesshatter Can’t be Arsenal, they pay in installments skysports_bryan Dafuqqqqq 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Has to be Arsenal. You can't tell me nothing Adedayo_scotch Oh no...not football. He really didn't have no go areas. Smh always the black race is attacked. Just Say Arsenal. Ola_woyin It’s NEWCASTLE, yunno why!!

They should just sentence him to death! Foolish goat , well, even if they don’t, he’s own is finished in this life, after serving jail time, he will be sent back to Nigeria with nothing... And this fool couldn’t even buy a house in Nigeria.. What a waste🤦🏾‍♂️ hush you are a disgrace Ronaldo, Hazard, Bale, Dembele, Pogba, Coutinho... That's what £100m could have got you in some transfer windows.. This man is evil!! 😠

Why do I feel like Professor needs hushpuppi on Money heist 😂😂😂 Is this journalism or plagiarism? skysports_bryan Kept that quiet! na wa oo Just the words nigerian and you knew it was a scam story Even Premier league😲.... Hushpuppi is the Don Pablo of our time. Always knew something wasnt right with him.

Please make sure you give him his preferred food according to what he told Deji, he doesn't eat anyhow food. Iam_ChisomLucky im 90% sure it was Arsenal What a surprise 👀👀👀😡 Another Nigerian thief caught🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 American billionaires got $434 billion richer during the pandemic I hope HE will do something good to me.

Is that a BLM member This is systemic racism! How dare the police catch him He's entitled to the £100m. Down with white privilege!! I kid you not when I say the entire article could fit in a tweet manlikeAngee this guy bad o esnesy Hju_z People are saying Arsenal was the team LMAO 😀😀😀😀😂😂😂 Oga Husshy is now on Sky 😁

drikalovesramos Always social media! Who? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 So he did win the Nigerian lottery then? 😂😂 donkey If this hushpuppi scam was just about scamming big corporations who steal from innocents on a daily basis just to make profits then I would have commended him but the turn off for me was when I found out he stole from innocent civilians that’s just heartless and shameful bro

Goin large Oppps! Someone said he wanted to sell lingard and Jones to Chelsea 😂😂😭😭💔 From the FBI complaint “my guy also deleted history logs at the bank so they won’t even \rc the transaction.” We're going to be told the name of the guy and the bank in your reporting right? Because I have to pay stupid fees and give DNA to move 10K across a border.

Probably from the citizen And Nicolas Pepe is walking free? Eyan sinzu 🤣 Greedy bastard Hushpuppi was intoxicated by fame, I doubt he is prepared for the kind of fame he is receiving now. He has an idea but cannot see how famous he has become. If he was not so loud with his illicit gains, him being mentioned will never have the kind of impact it having now.

Systemic racism Quite an ambitious fellow. This boy again 💔😪 skysports_bryan How much ? Black privilege... He should have hushed his puppy lifestyle 100,000,000.00 Like with 8 zeros? That ain’t chump change man. It ain’t like you’re shorting a register at Wal Mart... What the f 😂 SNakande faisaltozo this your friend no dey hear word.

Lolz, gotta be Liverpool when they knew Barcelona had balanced their books with 120 million for coutinho. Liverpool also has the highest number of 'old people' supporting. So a lotta the managers at the top of the club, are gonna be careless in software & have weak passwords. Ras_kells Hushpuppi is cold fam, arsenal is struggling to pay the boys as it is and yet you wan collect 124 million pounds😨😨😩😮 baba how u expect say we go compete against city, Chelsea and Liverpool.😣😢ehn baba you no try ooo, may u tey for that prison till we win champions league.

Hushpuppi on his way to scam Arsenal Ssssh 🤫 Huh. ? How did he do it? 😂😂😂😂😂 wtf at least he tried to get the bag. Mr. Krabs mentality Podesta Laptop. Google it. Why do the media refuse to report on the daily trophy videos that are circulating on social media of white people being assaulted by black thugs ? scummedia

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