Nigerian fraudster, Hushpuppi will be sentenced on February 14, 2022.
This was disclosed by the United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California. The court’s Director of Media Relations, Thom Mrozek, confirmed the development.
According to a fresh report by BBC Pidgin, a plea agreement document signed by Hushpuppi; his lawyer, Loius Shapiro; Acting United States Attorney, Tracy Wilkison, amongst others, revealed that he pleaded guilty to various offences; bordering on internet scam and money laundering, among others.
He is also accused of colluding with North Korean military hackers; Jon Chang Hyok, Kim Il and Park Jin Hyok; as well as a Canadian colleague to pull a $14.7 million cyber-heist.
Hushuppi risks getting a 20 years jail sentence; a three-year period of supervised release; a fine of $500,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offence.
Same court had also ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to arrest Nigerian super cop; the suspended Head of the Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari; for his alleged role in a $1m scam allegedly perpetrated by Hushpuppi and five others.
Meanwhile, 1st News reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Monday, August 2, slammed denials by embattled cop, Abba Kyari over the collection of N8m bribe from Ramon Abass known as Hushpuppi, to arrest and jail Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, the internet fraudster’s co-conspirator.
1st News had revealed how Kyari denied any wrongdoing after a court document exposed how Hushpuppi bribed him to arrest Chibuzo following a dispute over the proceeds of crime.
“Nobody demanded a kobo from Abbas Hushpuppi,” Kyari asserted in his Facebook post.
However, according to the FBI, details of their conversations indicated that Kyari received money to have Chibuzo detained for five weeks upon the instruction by Hushpuppi.
The FBI noted that in 2019, Hushpuppi and his cohorts conspired to take advantage of a Qatari businessperson’s interest; in securing a loan meant for a project in Qatar.