American cybercrime expert, Gary Warner, has revealed that the document which claimed that an alleged international Internet fraudster Ramon Abbas, aka, Hushpuppi, laundered $400,000 in prison was 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.
On his Twitter page, Warner disclosed that the new version of the document “was intended to get people to visit a scammer EIP website.”
He wrote, “People are asking me if it is true that #Hushpuppi laundered $400,000 in #Stimulus cards from in prison.
“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 shortly after a purported document, which went viral on Thursday morning, showed that Hushpuppi, who was currently on trial, laundered $400,000 in prison.
Hushpuppi’s trial, which was initially scheduled for Valentine’s Day, had been moved to July 11, 2022.
In a plea agreement document, Hushpuppi had pleaded guilty to various offences bordering on internet scam and money laundering, among others.
It stated that Hushpuppi risks “20 years’ imprisonment; a 3-year period of supervised release; a fine of $500,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offence”.