Huspuppi To Spend 20years At US Federal Prison; Charged With Trying To Steal £100m From Premier League Club

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Charged With Trying To Steal £100m From Premier League Club

Ramon Abbas, known as “Ray Hushpuppi”, was arrested in Dubai last month after a months-long investigation led by the FBI.

The 37-year-old Nigerian national has boasted of living the extravagant lifestyle of the super-rich jet-set.
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.
“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.
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.

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