back to article Your 2.3m Instagram fans won't stop the FBI... Web star accused of plotting to launder millions from cyber-crime

An Instagram super-star with 2.3 million followers has been extradited to America accused of conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars obtained via cyber-crime. He faces up to 20 years behind bars if convicted. Nigerian-born Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, a 37-year-old known as Hushpuppi on Instagram and The Billionaire …

  1. MrMerrymaker Bronze badge

    Lock him up!

    .. Because he's a social media star!!

    1. MrMerrymaker Bronze badge

      Re: Lock him up!

      Oof, tough crowd..... it's a jooooooooooooke!

  2. IceC0ld Silver badge

    SO, what are we supposed to take away from this then ?

    the next time a Nigerian 'Prince' Emails to say he is desperate to offload $6.5 million, do we now accept that this time there IS a legitimate reason for you being picked ? :o)


  3. cb7 Bronze badge

    Crime pays. Til you get caught.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They got a warrant!

    Legitimate reason. Warrant served. Data received. Perp arrested.

    Absolutely no need to do blanket logs of all citizens!

    1. osakajin Bronze badge

      Re: They got a warrant!

      Yup that's insta apple and Gmail job

  5. macjules Silver badge

    An Instagram super-star

    Stopped reading after that.

    1. BebopWeBop Silver badge

      Re: An Instagram super-star

      Oooh, I didn't - with a couple of minutes to burn, I was amused to read of his downfall, brought abiout by a combination of his criminal behaviour, a desire to be a 'soshal meeja star' and sheer carelessness. Schadenfreude.

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    3. Chris the bean counter Bronze badge

      Re: An Instagram super-star

      And yet you bothered to comment

    4. LDS Silver badge

      Re: An Instagram super-star

      Were followers bought/stolen too, or there are really so many people with time to waste to follow such people?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    FBI Special Agent Andrew Innocenti

    Wow... What a great surname..... Good thing he chose the LAW and not the criminal side......

    1. RobThBay

      Re: FBI Special Agent Andrew Innocenti

      I guess Noinnocenti would be the surname of an unlawful relative.

  7. steviebuk Silver badge


    Deserves to be in jail but when will these crooks realise, if you flash the cash you will get nabbed. I think John Gotti was disliked in the mob for being too flash with the media which drew too much attention to himself and the family.

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