Ramon Olorunwa Abbas street named “Ray Hushpuppi” allegedly conspired to steal £100 million from a club in the United Kingdom (UK).
This story causes the English Premier League to trend heavily on Twitter as the Federal prosecutors who filed a criminal complaint on June 25, pronounce the allegation.
The case sheet states that Hushpuppi is “one of the leaders of a transnational network that facilitates computer intrusions, fraudulent schemes (including BEC schemes), and money laundering”.
It is allege these gang target victims around the world in schemes designed to steal hundreds of millions of dollars.
The suspect, Hushpuppi was accused of conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions according to a statement released by the US Department of Justice.
This includes a scheme to steal £100 million (approximately $124 million) from an English Premier League soccer club.
Hushpuppi was recently extradited from Dubai to the United States and made his first court appearance this morning in Chicago.
If convicted, he may face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison and he is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
The name of the English club he attempted to defraud has not been released.