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Revealed: How Hushpuppi Attempted To Scam Premier League Club 100m Pounds

The United States authorities on Friday said an English Premier League club was among the victims Nigerian fraudster, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi, conspired to defraud.

The allegation was contained in an affidavit deposed to by FBI Special Agent, Andre Innocenti, who is assigned to the Los Angeles Field Office High-tech Organise Crime Squad.

According to the affidavit, Hushpuppi will face criminal charges for conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise frauds and other scams including schemes targeting a U.S. law firm, a foreign bank and an unnamed English Premier League club.

It alleges that Hushpuppi and others committed a business email comprise scam that defrauded a client of a New York-based law firm out of approximately $922,857 (N350.6m) in October 2019.

American authorities also alleged that Hushpuppi conspired to launder funds stolen in a $14.7m (N5.5bn) cyber-heist from a foreign financial institution in February 2019, in which the stolen money was sent to bank accounts around the world.

“Abbas and others further conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions, including one scheme to steal £100m (approximately N47.12bn) from an English Premier League club.

“If convicted of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, Abbas would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison,” part of the affidavit read.

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