Hushpuppi who was arrested in Dubai, according to an affidavit deposed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it has been alleged that he attempted to dupe an English Premier League football club of £100m.
“Abbas and others further conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions, including one scheme to steal £100 million (approximately $124 million) from an English Premier League soccer club,” part of the affidavit reads.
Also, in a statement, US Attorney Nick Hanna said: “BEC schemes are one of the most difficult cyber crimes we encounter as they typically involve a coordinated group of con artists scattered around the world who have experience with computer hacking and exploiting the international financial system.
“This case targets a key player in a large, transnational conspiracy who was living an opulent lifestyle in another country while allegedly providing safe havens for stolen money around the world. As this case demonstrates, my office will continue to hold such criminals accountable, no matter where they live.”He stated.