Gary Warner, an American cybercrime expert has revealed that the document which claimed that Ramon Abbas, aka, Hushpuppi, laundered $400,000 in prison is fake.
A purported document, which went viral on Thursday morning, showed that Hushpuppi, who was currently on trial, laundered $400,000 in prison.
The court documents stated that Hushpuppi, while in U.S Federal correctional facility, participated in the purchase and laundering of Economic Impact Payment debit cards fraudulently obtained from stolen data of U.S citizens and residents.
However, Warner, the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama, disclosed that the document was an edited version of a June 2020 affidavit. And the new version of the document “was intended to get people to visit a scammer EIP website.”
On his Twitter page, Warner wrote;
“People are asking me if it is true that #Hushpuppi laundered $400,000 in #Stimulus cards from in prison.
“The document they show is an edit of a June 2020 Affidavit. The new version is fake, intended to get people to visit a scammer EIP website.”
Meanwhile, Hushpuppi already pleaded guilty to the multi-million-dollar fraud charges filed against him by the United States government and looks at spending a maximum of 20years in prison among other punishments including full restitution, as stated in his plea agreement.