Hushpuppi appears in US court, faces up to 20 years imprisonment


A Nigerian citizen living in Dubai, popularly known as Hushpuppi, who flaunted his extravagant lifestyle on social media on Friday appeared in a United States court to face criminal charges, the US Justice Department announced.

Hushpuppi was alleged to have conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams, including schemes targeting a US law firm, a foreign bank and an English Premier League soccer club.

Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, 37, a.k.a. “Ray Hushpuppi” and “Hush,” a Nigerian national, arrived in Chicago on Thursday evening after being expelled from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Abbas made his initial US court…

Source: Nigerian Tribune