A new money laundering evidence has been submitted against Hushpuppi which could potentially elongate his trial and keep him in the cells longer than he would have anticipated.
According to reports by multiple Nigerian news portals, the alleged latest evidence shows an email registered in his name which he used to sign up on a website “whizzlog” which is known as a market place for buying US bank logs and money laundering.
According to an alleged statement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Hushpuppi used his personal email to register on the site just like he used his personal email address for other criminal activities and schemes.
His 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.” The alleged statement read.
Ramon Olorunwa Abbas aka Huspuppi was arrested in Dubai on July 2 by a team of well-rehearsed police officials and was flown to the FBI in the United States of America.
He is now being held at the Metropolitan Correction Centre in Chicago.
The FBI added that after his arrest, his assets were seized. Almost $41 million in cash was seized from him at the time of his arrest. He was also in possession of luxurious vehicles worth $6.8 million which were all confiscated by the FBI.
According to the FBI, the nature of the crime committed was nothing new, however, the magnitude was overwhelming.