American cybercrime expert, Gary Warner, has revealed that the document which alleged that international Internet fraudster Ramon Abbas, better known Hushpuppi, laundered $400,000 in prison is fake.
Warner, the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama, noted that the document was an edited version of a June 2020 affidavit.
Taking to Twitter on March 17, 2022, Warner disclosed that the new version of the document “was intended to get people to visit a scammer EIP website.”
“People are asking me if it is true that #Hushpuppi laundered $400,000 in #Stimulus cards from in prison,” he wrote.
“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 hours after the supposed fraud document, which went viral on Thursday morning, showed that Hushpuppi, who is currently on trial, laundered $400,000 in prison.
Hushpuppi, prominent for his flamboyant lifestyle was arrested at his home in Dubai in June 2020 over criminal charges in the United States for conspiracy to launder money obtained from business emails compromise frauds and other scams.
His trail which was initially scheduled for Valentine’s Day, has been moved to July 11, 2022.