Possible 30 years jail term awaits Hushpuppi according to US CRIMINAL CODE
The fate of Abbas Igbalode better known Hushpuppi hits a crossroad as he has been extradited to the United State of America. It will be recalled that the Dubai Police arrested “Hushpuppi” and “Woodberry” in a special operation dubbed “Fox Hunt 2” by the Dubai Police.
The duo was taken down for committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud, and identity theft.
It’s no more news that Hushpuppi has been on the radar of the FBI for a while now. The FBI director, was happy to receive the seems to be invincible and untouchable Hushpuppi. the director extends the Bureau appreciation to the Dubai police for cooperating with the extradition.
As it is, the chances of Hushpuppi regaining freedom is just like waiting for the return of God. As the United States criminal code states that
“Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, mail, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years”.
Hushpuppi case worsens, as the criminal code further states, if the money laundered is meant for a disaster or crisis, the culprit is subjected to 30 years and/or 1 million dollars. It will be recalled that the alleged millions of dollars Hushpuppi diverted are meant for coronavirus victims
If the violation occurs in relation to, or involving any benefit authorized, transported, transmitted, transferred, disbursed, or paid in connection with, a presidentially declared major disaster or emergency (as those terms are defined in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122)), or affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.”