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Hushpuppi appears in US court to face charges

Ramoni Igbalode aka Hushpuppi was arrested by Dubai Police in June for allegedly conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) and other crimes.

The United States Department of Justice has confirmed that Nigerian cyber-crime suspect, Raymond Abass also known as Hushpuppi made his first appearance in court in Chicago on Friday.

According to the Department of Justice, the 37-year-old is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks to face criminal charges.

If convicted of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, Abbas would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

Hushpuppi, a Dubai resident was arrested last month by UAE security agencies for allegedly conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams, including schemes targeting a U.S. law firm, a foreign bank and an English Premier League club.

He was later extradited to the United States and taken into custody by FBI special agents earlier this week.

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