Reports which went viral earlier today, Thursday, claiming Internet fraudster, Ramon Abass aka Hushpuppi, laundered $400,00) while in prison was fake.
American cybercrime expert, Gary Warner, has revealed that the document which made the claim was an edited version of a June 2020 affidavit.
Warner, the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama, on his Twitter page, disclosed that the new version of the document “was intended to get people to visit a scammer EIP website.”
He 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.”
This came shortly after a purported document, which went viral on Thursday morning, showed that Hushpuppi, who was currently on trial, laundered $400,000 in prison.
Hushpuppi’s trial, which was initially scheduled for Valentine’s Day, had been moved to July 11, 2022.
He risks getting a 20 years jail sentence; a 3-year period of supervised release; a fine of $500,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offence.