The “English Premier League” is currently trending on Twitter, following allegations about Ramon Olorunwa Abbas a.k.a. “Ray Hushpuppi” of trying to steal £ 100 million from a UK club.
The Federal Prosecutors who filed a criminal complaint on 25 June claimed Hushpuppi was “one of the leaders of a transnational network that facilitates computer intrusions, fraudulent schemes (including BEC schemes), and money laundering, targeting victims around the world in schemes designed to steal hundreds of millions of dollars”.
In a statement issued by the US Department of Justice, the alleged Nigerian fraudster was charged with conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions, including one scheme to steal £ 100 million (about $124 million) from a soccer club in the English Premier League.
The alleged Nigerian fraudster who has recently been extradited to the United States from Dubai made his first court appearance in Chicago this morning, and he is supposed to be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
Hushpuppi will face a statutory maximum term of 20 years in federal prison if convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Football fans react shockedly on Twitter with many wondering which of the English Premier League soccer clubs was almost the victim of fraud.
Read their tweets below