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U.S. says fresh reports of Hushpuppi laundering $400k in prison is fake

Hushpuppi is on trial in the United States for corporate email compromise fraud and other crimes.

The accusations that Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, laundered almost $400,000 in prison were labeled as fake news by the US authorities.

His clarification comes just hours after allegations surfaced that a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent had presented documents indicting Hushpuppi to the United States District Court of California on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

The reported documents revealed further evidence that the Instagram celebrity engaged in fraud and money laundering while incarcerated in a federal prison in the United States.

According to the leaked documents, Hushpuppi was involved in the purchase and laundering of unlawfully obtained Economic Impact Payment debit cards obtained from the personal information of US citizens and residents.

According to the court filings, hackers stole data from US people to file for and receive Economic Impact Payments debit cards, which they then sold to other cybercriminals on underground markets.

In response to an email inquiry, the Director of Media Relations for the United States Attorney's Office, Thom Mrozek, pronounced the new documents to be simply fabrications, according to TheNation.

Mrozek went on to say that the US Attorney's office in Los Angeles, which is now pursuing Hushpuppi for a separate offense, hasn't filled out any such paperwork.

"After reviewing the documents excerpted in recent media articles, it appears that the documents were falsified," he stated.

"No such document has been filed by the United States Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, which filed the case against Mr. Abbas.

"We confirmed with the FBI Agent who allegedly authored the document that it is a forgery."

In a related development, Gary Warner, a cybercrime expert and the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama, had indicated that the document was an amended version of an affidavit filed in June 2020.

"I've been asked if it's true that #Hushpuppi laundered $400,000 in #Stimulus cards while incarcerated.

"The paper they present is an alteration of an affidavit from June 2020. "The new version is a ruse designed to trick people into visiting a scammer EIP website," Warner said on Twitter.

Hushpuppi is on trial in the United States for corporate email compromise fraud and other crimes.

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