Hushpuppi who has officially been charged by the the US Federal prosecutors, was accused of conspiring to steal £100 million (approximately $124 million) from an English Premier League soccer club.
Hushpuppi who was recently extradited from Dubai to the United States made his first court appearance on Friday July 3, morning in Chicago, and he is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
Part of a statement released by the US Department of Justice, reads
The suspected Nigerian fraudster also allegedly conspired 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 complaint alleges.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Anil J. Antony and Joseph B. Woodring of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section. If convicted of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, Abbas would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.