There was serious confusion among the people on Wednesday, following rumours of Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, aka Hushpuppi’s release, which went viral on social media, accompanied with screenshots of the Bureau of Prisons website.
The website made a disclosure, stating that Hushpuppi was released on July 20.
But it has since been ascertained that the 37-year-old was only moved to California.
Recall that as at the time Hushpuppi arrived in Chicago, the United States Department for Justice confirmed it and further disclosed that “he is expected to be “transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks”.
Andrew John Innocenti, who is the FBI’s Special Agent, said in a criminal complaint filed before the United States District Court for the Central District of California that “beginning no later than October 15, 2019, and continuing through at least October 17, 2019, in the county of Los Angeles, in the Central District of California, and elsewhere, the defendant conspired to launder proceeds fraudulently obtained from a law firm.”
Hushpuppi’s case has now been transferred from Illinois, Chicago to the Central District of California for prosecution.
Hushpuppi and Olakekan Jacob, aka Woodberry were extradited to the United States, after they were arrested by Dubai Police, following investigations into various online fraud targeting individuals and companies.