Hushpuppi ‘s crime list is growing as the FBI announced that it was the fraudster and his crew who were responsible for an Italian Serie A team Lazio £2 m scam.
It was reported in 2018 that the Italian football club, Lazio was allegedly duped by online scammers and charged the final instalment of the transfer fee for defender Stefan de Vrij to the fraudsters rather than the Dutch club Feyenoord.
The Serie A club has been fooled into sending £1.75 million to the wrong bank account in Holland by hackers with knowledge of the contract, said the Italian newspaper Il Tempo.
The scam was undertaken by an email when Lazio received a request for payment from Feyenoord, including bank details.
It should be recalled that, before they were arrested, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the fraudster and his crew nearly added Premier League club to their victim list.
We also announced that US banks and companies lost $1.7b in 2019 alone to Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Olorunwa Abbas.
The alleged Dubai-based social media star who first appeared in court in Chicago on Friday faces a potential 20-year prison sentence.