Convicted socialite, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas famously known as Hushpuppi has been linked to a notorious North Korean hackers by The Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI.
The FBI revealed in a statement to the public that the Nigerian partnered with a North Korean money launderer, Ghaleb Alaumary, 37, to carry out illegal activities on unsuspecting citizens.
The statement read:
Alaumary agreed to plead guilty to the charge, which was filed in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, 2020. “Alaumary was a prolific money launderer for hackers engaged in ATM cash-out schemes, cyber-enabled bank heists, business email compromise (BEC) schemes, and other online fraud schemes. Alaumary is also being prosecuted for his involvement in a separate BEC scheme by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia.
Alaumary was said to have organized teams of co-conspirators in the United States and Canada to launder millions of dollars through ATM cash-out operations, including from BankIslami and a bank in India in 2018.
He (Alaumary) also confessed to have conspired with Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, aka “Ray Hushpuppi,” and others to launder funds from a North Korean-perpetrated cyber-enabled heist from a Maltese bank in February 2019”.
Ray Hushpuppi” is currently facing a 20 years jail term in the United States for criminal charges ranging from laundering millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams.