Instagram influencer Ramon Abbas, known as ‘Hushpuppi’ to his 2.4m fans, has arrived in the US to deal with criminal indictments including one plan to purportedly take £100m from an anonymous Premier League club.
The 37-year-old Nigerian, who lives in Dubai, is known for posting photos of extravagance vehicles and five-star inns on Instagram.
He was captured in UAE a month ago and afterward removed to the US when FBI agents took over the custody of Ramon Abbas, who deals with indictments of contriving to engage in money laundering that is affirmed in a criminal complaint filed on the 25th of June.
Ramon Abbas arrived in Chicago on Friday, and is required to be moved to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
On head of the supposed plan including a Premier League club, Ramon Abbas and others purportedly attempted to launder a huge amount of dollars through business email compromise (BEC) frauds and different tricks targeting on a US law office and a foreign bank.
Ramon Abbas has said his Instagram posts are pointed to inspire others. I post a couple of these things with the goal that somebody can see my page some time or another and choose not to surrender, he said in one post.
The affirmation filed with the complaint expresses: The FBI’s investigation has uncovered that Ramon Abbas accounts this lavish way of life through criminal activities, and that he is one of the pioneers of a transnational system that encourages PC interruptions, fake schemes (counting BEC plans), and money laundering, targeting many victims around the globe in plans intended to take millions amount of dollars.
US Attorney Nick Hanna stated: BEC schemes are one of the most troublesome cybercrimes we experience as they regularly include a co-ordinated group of swindlers spread all over the world over who have knowledge in PC hacking and abusing the global financial system.
If indicted for conspiracy to take part in money laundering, Ramon Abbas would face a legal most extreme sentence of 20 years in federal jail.