Hushpuppi Commits $400k Fraud From Inside US Prison
17 Mar 2022
Former Instagram personality and fraudster Hushpuppi has allegedly received fresh charges, committing fraud and laundering over $400k while in prison.
US prosecutors submitted court documents to the United States District Court of California on March 16th showing fresh evidence indicting Hushpuppi U.S Federal correctional facility.
Hushpuppi, real name Ramon Abass is said to have purchased 58 EIP (Economic Impact Payment) debit cards from underground cybercriminal marketplace StimulusCard, worth $429,800.
According to prosecutors, inmates are allowed access to phone calls, video calls, the internet, exempt from being monitored to protect their rights to privacy. However, between January 28 and March 4, security officers at the correctional facility observed that Mr Abbas had gone beyond allowed internet use.
Owing to his previous internet related crimes, they were able to obtain a warrant to record Hushpuppi’s activities and catch him purchasing the EIP debit cards.
The 37-year-old was arrested in Dubai in June 2020 and extradited to the U.S. where he has been facing charges of corruption in Central California – he is due to be sentenced in July.