As published here yesterday, Dubai-based Nigerian suspected fraudster Ramon Igbalode Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi and his partner in crime Olalekan Jacon Ponle a.k.a Mr Woodberry has been extradited to united state
A new report according to US Department of Justice indicates that they have arrived safely in the US and have even their initial U.S. court appearance this morning in Chicago, and Hushpuppi is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
The report also indicated that if convicted of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, Hushpuppi would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.
The FBI led the investigation of Abbas, and the United States Secret Service was also involved and provided substantial assistance.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Anil J. Antony and Joseph B. Woodring of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section. The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs provided substantial assistance in this matter.
Federal prosecutors in L.A. charge Dubai resident who flaunted his extravagant lifestyle on social media in a wide-ranging conspiracy to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams.https://t.co/dBhZI4s3pC pic.twitter.com/aroKOIPrdR
— US Attorney L.A. (@USAO_LosAngeles) July 3, 2020