Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi has got more trouble coming his way as a new evidence has been submitted against him in California.
In the new evidence submittted against Hushpuppi who was arrested months ago in Dubai and extradited to the United States for allegedly being part of a network that made “hundreds of millions of dollars” from business email compromise frauds and other scams, he was accused of using his personal email to register on a website “whizzlog” which is a market place for buying US bank logs and money laundering.
It was alleged that his email address contained registration confirmation from Whizzlog and numerous confirmation and receipts of bank logs he purchased.
Meanwhile here are 14 things to know about how Hushpuppi was arrested by Dubai Police:
1. Dubai launched a special operation code-named ‘Operation Fox Hunt to solve Hushpuppi’s case.
2. It took Dubai police less than four months to crack the case. In the end, 12 gang members of Hushpuppi’s were also arrested. Among them was Olalekan Ponle, aka Woodberry.
3. Dubai police describe Hushpuppi as “an international online scammer known as Ramon Olorunwa Abbas but who goes by Hushpuppi on social media platforms.” Hushpuppi was actually born Ramoni Igbalode.
4. To arrest Hushpuppi and his gang, six raids were carried out simultaneously as the suspects slept in their Dubai residences.
5. After months of painstaking investigation and hours of monitoring the gang’s social media accounts, a team of highly-trained Dubai police officers were able to confirm the gang’s whereabouts and fraudulent activities.
6. Hushpuppi was arrested on multiple fraud charges for crimes committed in different parts of the world.
7. Dubai police say he often boasted about his wealth and expensive possessions on social media; claiming he was a successful businessman.
8. Dubai police tracked Hushpuppi’s every move and took note of all his social media activities.
9. Hushpuppi and his gang reportedly created fake pages for existing websites in order to redirect victims’ payments to their own accounts.
10. He and his gang hacked corporate emails and sent fake messages to clients in order to redirect financial transfers and people’s bank details to their own accounts.
11. He and his gang committed fraud amounting to 1.6 billion dirham (N168bn).
12. Police seized items worth more than 150 million Dirhams from the gang after taking possession of 21 personal computers, 47 smartphones, 15 flash drives and 5 hard disks.
13. 1, 926, 400 victims were allegedly scammed by Hushpuppi and his gang.
14. 13 luxury cars worth 25 million Dirhams were bought by Hushpuppi and his gang with the money stolen from people who have been scammed, according to the police.
See the additional criminal charges against Hushpuppi below;