New accusations have been filed against the arrested socialite, Ramon Abbas, better known as “Hushpuppi,” claiming that he committed fraud and laundered more than $400,000 while in US police custody.
The new evidence was brought to the United States District Court of California on March 16th, 2022, indicting him of fraud and money laundering at a U.S. Federal penitentiary institution.
According to the document released by the FBI, the accused, while in U.S Federal correctional facility, allegedly engaged in the acquisition and washing of Economic Impact Payment debit cards obtained unlawfully from stolen data of US individuals and residents.
According to the CARES Act, the US government provides financial assistance to U.S. citizens who relocate abroad. Debit cards are a method of receiving Economic Impact Payments for qualifying US residents.
In a court filing, US authorities stated that convicts had limited access to a telephone, video, internet, and computer use due to their right to privacy. Hushpuppi, like the rest of the captives, was given access to the computer network.
However, security officials at a federal prison in the United States found that Hushpuppi was utilizing the internet more frequently between January 28 and March 4, 2022.
They secured an order to record Hushpuppi’s actions after learning that he had been detained for internet-related offenses and that the warrant would be used against him. His activities were tracked over the course of seven days on a system built up just for him.
Hushpuppi was detected selling EIP debit cards on an underground cybercriminal marketplace. Hushpuppi purchased 58 EIP debit cards totaling $429,800 on the site while he was being videotaped and laundered the money via one AJ.
See the document below.