Suspected internet fraudster Hushpuppi is facing 20 years in a US prison.
The information was revealed by the United States Justice Department, stating that the Nigerian was likely to get the jail term for suspected money laundering from his various cybercrime schemes worth $435 million (N168 billion).
In a statement released by the US Department of Justice, Hushpuppi arrived Chicago on Thursday, June 2, 2020, following his expulsion from Dubai.
The suspect was said to have made an initial court appearance yesterday, June 3, 2020, in Chicago and he was expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
Hushpuppi alongside his accomplices (including Woodberry) was arrested by officials of the Dubai police and Interpol on June 10, 2020, for a series of crimes like money laundering, fraud, hacking of websites, and accounts, impersonation, and bank fraud.
According to the police, Hushpuppi scammed over 1.9 million people in the fraudulent scheme worth $435 million (N168 billion). Thirteen luxury cars estimated at N3.7 billion, 21 laptops, 47 smartphones, 15 storage devices, and five hard disks containing data were recovered from the house where they were arrested.
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