U.S describes fresh reports of Hushpuppi laundering money in prison as fake
- Mrozek disclosed that the U.S Attorney’s office in Los Angeles which is currently prosecuting Hushpuppi for a separate offence has not filled such document
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the United States government has described as fake news the reports which claimed that Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, laundered over $400,000 in correctional facility.
The clarification was made known hours after reports alleged that a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent on Wednesday, March 16, tendered documents before the United States District Court of California indicting Hushpuppi.
The alleged documents, which went viral, showed fresh evidence that the Instagram celebrity committed fraud and money laundering while in the U.S. Federal correctional facility.
In reaction to the development, the Director of Media Relations of the United States Attorney’s Office, Thom Mrozek, while responding to an email enquiry declared the fresh documents as mere fabrications, as reported by TheNation.
Mrozek disclosed that the U.S Attorney’s office in Los Angeles which is currently prosecuting Hushpuppi for a separate offence has not filled such document.
“After looking at the document excerpted in recent media accounts, the documents appear to have been fabricated.
“The U.S Attorney’s office in Los Angeles which filed the case against Mr. Abbas, has not filed any such document.
“We have checked with the FBI Agent who supposedly authored the document and he confirms it is fake,” he said.
Also, a cybercrime expert and Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama, Gary Warner, stated that the document was an edited version of an affidavit filled in June 2020.
Warner wrote on his Twitter page, “People are asking me if it is true that #Hushpuppi laundered $400,000 in #Stimulus cards from in prison.
“The document they show is an edit of a June 2020 Affidavit. The new version is fake, intended to get people to visit a scammer EIP website”.
This online media platform recalls that Hushpuppi has been facing trial in the U.S for business email compromise frauds and other cyber scams.
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