The “English Premier League” is currently trending on Twitter and
this is after Ramon Olorunwa Abbas a.k.a. “Ray Hushpuppi” was accused of
conspiring to steal £100 million from a club in the UK.
The Federal prosecutors who filed a criminal complaint on June 25,
alleged that Hushpuppi 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”.
In a statement released by the US Department of Justice, the
suspected Nigerian fraudster was accused of conspiring to launder
hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and
computer intrusions, including one scheme to steal £100 million
(approximately $124 million) from an English Premier League soccer club.
The suspected Nigerian fraudster who was recently extradited from
Dubai to the United States made his first court appearance this morning
in Chicago, and he is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in the
If convicted of conspiracy to engage in money laundering,
Hushpuppi would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in
Football fans are reacting with shock on Twitter with many wondering
which of the English Premier League soccer clubs nearly became victim of
Read their tweets below