Just In: Hushpuppi makes first court appearance in the U.S., faces up to 20 years prison term

Alleged internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas a.k.a. Ray Hushpuppi has been charged to court today, July 3rd, and faces up to 20 years jail term.

According to a complaint on the U.S. Government’s Department of Justice’s website, Hushpuppi who arrived in Chicago on Thursday evening after being expelled from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has made his first court appearance this morning and is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.

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

The FBI’s investigation has revealed that Hushpuppi finances his opulent lifestyle through crime and that he is one of the leaders of a transnational network that facilitates computer intrusions, fraudulent schemes (including BEC schemes), and money laundering, targeting victims around the world in schemes designed to steal hundreds of millions of dollars.

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