There might be more troubles for suspected internet fraudster and social media celebrity, Hushpuppi, as new evidence has been found against him.
Hushpuppi known for his flamboyant lifestyle on social media platforms was picked by the FBI in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 10, 2020, after he was embroiled in a $35 million ventilator scam.
In a damning video released by Dubai Police tagged 'Operation Fox Hunt 2', it was revealed that the Instagram big boy, born Ramon Olorunwa Abass, scammed 1,926,400 victims.
However, the new evidence against him was submitted in an affidavit filed on September 14, with the United States District Court, Central District of California, by Andrew John Innocenti of the Federal Burea of Investigations (FBI), who specialises in cyber-enabled fraud and Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes.
The documents supported a previous affidavit 1 of Case No 2:20-mj02992 and an arrest warrant for Hushpuppi for “violation of 18 U.S.C. § l956(h) (conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering).”
The documents alleged that Huspuppi used his personal email address to register on a website which is a market place for purchasing US banklogs.
“In reviewing data from ABASS email address ([email protected]), I found ABBAS registered on a website whizzlog.com(“whizzlog”) which is a market place for buying US Banklogs and money laundering,” the officer in charge of the investigations wrote in the document.
“Based on my training and experiences, Cybercriminals refer to bank account login details as bank logs or logs. These details can be purchase on the darkweb or some secret websites only known in cybercriminal circles. The website ABBAS registered with and used is called Whizzlog.com.
“Sophisticated cybercriminal do not use their personal email address in registering on such websites. ABBAS used his personal email to register on the site just like he used his personal email address for other criminal activities and schemes.
“ABBAS email address contained registration confirmation from Whizzlog. It also contained numerous confirmation and receipts of bank logs he purchased.
“One of such messages read, “Your order was successful. You have purchased (“the Financial institution”) banklog with a balance of $9,839,44. Purchase Price: $955. The banklog details “login to your whizzlog account to view.
“From the example above, I observed ABBAS buys a log with a balance of over $9,000 for as low as $900.”
Meanwhile, his lawyer Gal Pissetzky had said that Hushpuppi is “absolutely not guilty of charges they are accusing him of".