Instagram influencer “Hushpuppi” flaunted his lavish lifestyle for all to see, now all he’ll be looking at are the four walls of a jail cell.
The Nigerian man pleaded guilty to money laundering over $24 million and has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. He was captured in the UAE last year and extradited to California for a trial.
The Department of Justice says “Hushpuppi’s” had defrauded his victims of over $1.1 million dollars spending $230,00 on a watch he flaunted on Instagram. He spent $50,000 to get fake citizenship records including a fake marriage certificate.
He’s known as a part of an international ring of cybercriminals who are involved in money laundering from bank accounts from around the world. He had an accomplice who pretended to be an agent and “Hushpuppi” was pretending to be a corporate banker.
When he was arrested in Dubai last year, he was found with over $41 million in cash, 13 luxury cars and over 100,000 documents of fraud, and tons of contacts he was planning to scam.
Have you ever been scammed online?