A Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” has admitted his involvement in a conspiracy to defraud a Qatari businessman of more than $US1 million (approx. $1.36 million), the US Justice Department has said.
Abbas, 37, also admitted to laundering money “through bank accounts around the world,” including “several other cyber and business email compromise schemes that cumulatively caused more than $US24 million (approx. $33 million) in losses,” the statement released Wednesday added.
He pleaded guilty to the charges on April 20, according to court documents which were only unsealed Wednesday.
Abbas was arrested in the United Arab Emirates in June last year after local police raided his Dubai apartment.
Nearly $US41 million (approx. $56 million) in cash, 13 luxury cars valued at around…