Ramon Olorunwa Abbas known as Hushpuppi has been arraigned in a court in California, United States, ahead of his trial on October 13.
According to reports, he pleaded not guilty to four counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering conspiracies, wire fraud, international money laundering, and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity.
Hushpuppi was arrested in June in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, by the Dubai Police and American Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The FBI’s investigation, according to the affidavit, alleged Hushpuppi financed this extravagant lifestyle through cybercrime, internet fraud, and phishing scams.
Hushpuppi and his gang which includes Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry is alleged to have defrauded thousands of victims of their hard-earned dollars running into millions.