Ramon Abbas, also known as ‘Hushpuppi’ to his fans is currently in the United States to face criminal charges against him for various cybercrimes. One of the charges against Mr Ramon is a scheme to allegedly steal £100m a Premier League club whose name is undisclosed.
The 37-year-old, who reside in Dubai prior to his arrest by the Dubai Police is known for posting luxurious photographs of his superfluous cars and five-star hotels on Instagram.
Hushpuppi was arrested last month in UAE before been extradited to the US after FBI agents got custody of him. He currently faces charges of conspiracy and fraudulent engagements in money laundering in a criminal complaint that was filed on June 25.
Abbas made his initial court appearance in Chicago on Friday, and is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
Ramon Abbas and his ring also allegedly tried to launder millions of dollars through Business Email Compromise frauds, including other fraud targeted at a United States law firm and a foreign bank.
The affidavit filed with the complaint states: “The FBI’s investigation has revealed that Abbas finances this opulent lifestyle through crime, and that he is one of the leaders of a transnational network that facilitates computer intrusions, fraudulent schemes (including BEC schemes), and money laundering, targeting victims around the world in schemes designed to steal hundreds of millions of dollars.”http://www.skysports.com
United States Attorney Nick Hanna said: “BEC schemes are one of the most difficult cybercrimes we encounter as they typically involve a co-ordinated 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.http://www.skysports.com
As this case demonstrates, my office will continue to hold such criminals accountable, no matter where they live.”
If found guilty of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, Ramon Abbas will face the statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in Federal Prison.
Abbas Ramon is yet to comment on the allegations against him.