US responds to report of Hushpuppi's alleged $400k Fraud in prison

The US Justice Department has refuted accusations that Hushpuppi, the beleaguered socialite, committed a $400,000 scam while incarcerated.

Hushpuppi was previously reported to have been indicted by US prosecutors for new fraud and money laundering.

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According to reports, the lawyers presented documents to the US District Court of California on Wednesday, claiming that the Nigerian socialite had laundered more than $400,000.

Hushpuppi was accused of participating in the acquisition and laundering of economic impact payment debit cards obtained fraudulently from stolen data of US citizens and residents, according to court records.

"Knowing that Hushpuppi was arrested for internet-related crimes, they obtained a warrant to record Hushpuppi’s activities," according to the report.

It reads further, “It was said that a dedicated system was set up for him and his activities were recorded for seven days.

Meanwhile, Mrozek Thom, director of media relations at the US attorney’s office in the central district of California, said he made inquiries and found the accompanying documents were faked.

“After we looked at the documents contained in posts by social media accounts, the US attorney office of Los Angeles that filed the case against Mr Abbas didn’t file any such document,” he was quoted as saying.

“We have checked with the FBI agent who is supposed to be the author of the document and he confirmed it’s fake.”

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