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March 17, 2022

HushPuppi caught in $400k fraud case while in US jail ― Reports

Hushpuppi's many sins: Money laundering, scam, frauds, EPL club, others


Mr Andrew John Innocenti, who claims to be a special agent working under the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the national government of United States has alleged in a document that Instagram celebrity Hushpuppi has received fresh charges as US prosecutors submitted court documents showing that he committed fraud and laundered over $400k while in prison.

Meanwhile, An American cybercrime expert, Gary Warner has debunked the circulating document, saying that it is “fake and intended to get people to visit a scammer EIP website”.

According to Gary, the document they show is an edit of a June 2020 Affidavit.

The documents claimed to have been presented before the United States District Court of California on Wed 16th March 2022 showed fresh evidence indicting HushPuppi of committing fraud and money laundering in U.S Federal correctional facility.

The documents stated that Hushpuppi, while in U.S Federal correctional facility, participated in the purchase and laundering of Economic Impact Payment debit cards fraudulently obtained from stolen data of U.S citizens and residents.

Economic Impact Payments are financial support offered by the US government to U.S residents according to the CARES Act. One of the ways eligible US residents receive their Economic Impact Payments is by debit cards.

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The document also claimed that the United States authorities said that although prisoners have limited access to telephone, video, internet, and computer use because of their right to privacy in a court filing. Like the rest of the detainees, Hushpuppi was granted access to the computer network as well.

It further read that, however, between January 28 and March 4, 2022, security authorities at a federal prison in the United States noticed that Hushpuppi was using the internet more often and a dedicated system was setup for him and his activities were recorded for 7 days.

And it also alleged that it was found that Hushpuppi was actively buying EIP debit cards from an underground cybercriminal marketplace called StimulusCard (“”). While being recorded, Hushpuppi bought a total of 58 EIP debit cards with a total value of $429,800 on the site and laundered the money through one AJ.

See screenshots of documents below:

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