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From jail, the US denies Hushpuppi committed fraud.

From jail, the US denies Hushpuppi committed fraud.

BBC is the source.

On Instagram, the Nigerian influencer amassed a sizable following.

The US government has disputed accusations that Hushpuppi, an imprisoned Nigerian influencer, committed a $400,000 (£304,000) online scam from prison as false.

Hushpuppi, 37, was arrested in the United Arab Emirates in 2020 for offences totaling about $24 million, and he is presently awaiting punishment in a US jail after pleading guilty to money laundering.

On Thursday, a document indicating that the FBI submitted additional evidence against Hushpuppi on Wednesday for scamming Americans via jail internet services surfaced on social media.

Although it is unclear where the paper came from, it has gone viral on Twitter and has been covered by other news outlets.

However, a US Department of Justice spokesman informed the BBC that no such document has been submitted by the US Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, which brought the complaint against Hushpuppi.

"The paper looks to be a forgery... "We verified with the FBI, who allegedly wrote the paper, and they confirmed it's a forgery," a source added.

Hushpuppi is known for uploading photographs of his opulent lifestyle to his 2.5 million Instagram followers. According to court records, Hushpuppi attempted to steal more than $1.1 million from someone who wished to build a new children's school in Qatar.

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