US Reveals How Hushpuppi Laundered Funds For North Korean Bank Hackers

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According to the United States of America’s Department of Justice, Hushpuppi laundered money for North Korean hackers.

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New details have emerged about the case against Instagram influencer, Ramon Abbas, fondly referred to as Hushpuppi.   

The revelation was made known when federal prosecutors in Los Angeles unsealed a case against one Ghaleb Alaumary, 37, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, for his role as a money launderer for the North Korean conspiracy, among other criminal schemes. 

Alaumary agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to engage in money laundering, a charge contained in a criminal information filed in the United States District Court in Los Angeles on November 17, 2020. 

Alaumary was a prolific money launderer for hackers engaged in ATM cash-out schemes, cyber-enabled bank heists, business email compromise (BEC) schemes, and other online fraud schemes. 

Alaumary is also being prosecuted for his involvement in a separate BEC scheme by the United States Attorney’s Office for Georgia’s Southern District.

During Alaumary’s confession, he fingered Hushpuppi as one of his co-conspirators. 

The document read in part, “Concerning the North Korean co-conspirators’ activities, Alaumary organized crews of co-conspirators in the United States and Canada to launder millions of dollars obtained through ATM cash-out operations, including from BankIslami and a bank in India in 2018. 

“Alaumary also conspired with Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, aka ‘Ray Hushpuppi’, and others to launder funds from a North Korean-perpetrated cyber-enabled heist from a Maltese bank in February 2019. 

“Last summer, the US Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles charged Abbas in a separate case, alleging that he conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from BEC frauds and other scams.” – SMLINKZ ON FACEBOOK

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