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How We Arrest Hushpuppi And His Accomplices – FBI Agent

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has revealed the mode of operation through which the suspected Nigerian swindler Ramon Olorunwa Abbas alias Hushpuppi, and his gang were tracked until he was arrested in Dubai, United Arabs Emirates (UAE) on June 10.

Special agent Andrew John Innocenti, in an affidavit attached to the charges against Hushpuppi in the US, said the main suspect and others identified only as Coconspirator 1 and Coconspirator 2, used to hack into the computers of their targets and move money from one account to the other across the globe.

They then use the huge money so realised to live large, acquiring expensive properties, designer clothes, expensive watches and luxury cars, and also charter jets.

According to the FBI agent, their Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud schemes “often involve a computer hacker gaining unauthorised access to a business-email account, blocking or redirecting communications to and/or from that email account, and then using the compromised email account or a separate fraudulent email account (sometimes called a “spoofed” email account) to communicate with personnel from a victim company and to attempt to trick them into making an unauthorised wire transfer.

“The fraudster will direct the unsuspecting personnel of the victim company to wire funds to the bank account of a third party (sometimes referred to as a “money mule”), which is often a bank account owned, controlled, and/or used by individuals involved in the scheme based in the United States.

The money may then be laundered by wiring or transferring it through numerous bank accounts to launder the money, or by quickly withdrawing it as cash, by check, or by cashier’s check.”

Abbas and Coconspirators 1 and 2 allegedly laundered approximately $396,050 while Coconspirator 2 was in Los Angeles, California

Abbas and Coconspirator 1, he said, “conspired to launder funds intended to be stolen through fraudulent wire transfers from a foreign financial institution (the “Foreign Financial Institution”), in which fraudulent wire transfers totaling approximately €13 million (approximately USD $14.7 million) were sent to bank accounts around the world in February 2019.

“Coconspirator 1 conspired with the persons who initiated the fraudulent wire transfers, and also conspired with a number of others, including ABBAS, to launder the funds that were intended to be stolen.

“ABBAS, specifically, provided Coconspirator 1 with two bank accounts in Europe that ABBAS anticipated would each receive €5 million of the fraudulently obtained funds.”

Continuing, he said that analysis of Coconspirator 1’s iPhone and other online accounts showed that Coconspirator 1 “operated and tasked money mule crews for a number of fraudulent schemes, including BEC schemes and cyber-heists.

“Analysis also showed that Coconspirator 1 communicated with the U.A.E. phone number +971543777711 (“Phone Number 1”) about multiple fraudulent schemes and money laundering.

“Phone Number 1 was one of the phone numbers ABBAS used during 2019 and 2020.

“Based on my review (pursuant to federal search warrants obtained in this District) of data from Coconspirator 1’s iPhone and from an online account connected to that phone (the “Online Account”), other law enforcement personnel’s review of that digital data, and from discussions with United States Secret Service (“USSS”) and FBI personnel, I know the following: a.Coconspirator 1’s iPhone listed Phone Number 1 (+971543777711) with the contact name “Hush.” The phone also contained a contact for Snapchat username “hushpuppi5,” which listed the Snapchat contact name “The Billionaire Gucci Master!!!” b.Searches of Phone Number 1 and the contact name “Hush” inCoconspirator 1’s iPhone revealed messaging conversations between “Hush,” using Phone Number 1, and Coconspirator 1. (For ease of reference, communications with this moniker and Phone Number 1 are referred to as communications with ABBAS in the remainder of this affidavit.)

“In or around December 2019, April 2020, and June 2020, I reviewed the publicly viewable Instagram account of “hushpuppi” at www.instagram.com/hushpuppi.

Based on information available on the profile page, the user of that account made more than 500 posts and had 2.3 million followers as of June 2020.11.

“This Instagram account included numerous publicly viewable images of a man who appeared to be ABBAS, based on comparisons to photographs of ABBAS in passports and other identification documents referenced below in paragraphs 16.c to 16.c.iv.

Hundreds of these images on the Instagram account showed ABBAS in designer clothing and shoes, posing on or in luxury vehicles, wearing high-end watches, or possessing other luxury items, indicating substantial wealth.”

Abbas made his initial court appearance in Chicago, USA, on Friday and he is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.

He was extradited to the USA from Dubai on Thursday to face charges of conspiracy to launder millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams.

The US Justice Department described Abbas as a “Dubai resident who flaunted his extravagant lifestyle on social media.”

Hushpuppi was arrested along with 11 others in six simultaneous raids carried out by the Dubai Police.

Confiscated from them were 13 luxury cars worth N2. 640 billion (Dh 25 million), 21 laptops, 47 smartphones, 15 memory storage devices, 5 external hard drives and 800, 000 emails of potential victims.

The gang was responsible for Dh1.6 billion (about N169 billion) fraud involving over 1.9 million victims.

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Doja Cat Speaks On Why She Featured Smino & JID On Her Last Two Albums

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Doja Cat Speaks On Why She Featured Smino & JID On Her Last Two Albums


Doja Cat feels these talented rappers need a platform, that’s why she featured JID & Smino.

Doja Cat’s recently release her new album “Planet Her” which features superstars like The Weeknd and Ariana Grande, but it also include rising rapper JID on a track “Options.

>>>Download Options (ft. JID) HERE

This happened after she included the rising St. Louis rapper, Smino on her 2019’s Hot Pink track “Won’t Bite.”

Doja Cat speaks on recent interview with Ebro Darden, explaining what motivated her to put these young stars on her projects.

I care about rap, I really do” she said. “I feel like that with Hot Pink, I included Smino there because I understand he got a great talent.

And it’s still the thing that made me put JID on my most recent album “Planet Her.”

I feel these rappers need a platform and they need to be shown to the world.

 

Both rappers responded in kind on Twitter, writing “We love Doja” in separate posts.

Although she occupies a lane between pop and hip-hop, Doja’s roots are in rap music and she continues to showcase her rapping skills on Planet Her. She pays tribute to Nicki Minaj on “Get Into It (Yuh),” and includes features from rappers like Young Thug. The deluxe version of the album adds features from Gunna and Eve.

Watch her Ebro interview clip above and read all the lyrics to Doja Cat’s “Options” featuring JID and “Won’t Bite” featuring Smino on Genius now.

 

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Tyler, The Creator Revealed A Failed Romance With His Friend’s Girlfriend On “Wilshire”

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Tyler, The Creator Revealed A Failed Romance With His Friend’s Girlfriend On “Wilshire”


The eight-minute song “WILSHIRE” was recorded in a single take.

WILSHIRE” is a song off Tyler, The Creator’s CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST album and which might be the album’s most important song.

The four-verse song that is over eight minutes long is where Tyler revealed a failed romance with a woman who was dating his friend (i.e. his friend’s girlfriend).

Tyler then made a claim on Twitter that he recorded the song in one take on his second attempt.

>>>Download WILSHIRE Audio HERE 

 

In another tweet responding to a fan, Tyler claimed this album was his most personal and based on his real-life.

 

“WILSHIRE” is perhaps the most personal song on the album. Produced by Tyler himself, “WILSHIRE” starts with Tyler meeting a woman that he has instant chemistry with.

They spend the night at his hotel, but things get complicated when she reveals something about herself:

I wasn’t drownin’ or yawnin’, that’s when I told you my feelings
You told me you felt the same, but you got homie you dealin’ with
Damn, I didn’t know, that’s a bit unexpected
But I get it, it’s whatever, least I can do is respect it
We still gon’ kick it and check-in like nothin’ could ever stop it
The problem is he my friend, but if I’m honest, I’m really hopin’ you drop him 

The verse ends with Tyler unwilling to betray his friend and telling the woman they can remain friends. In the second verse, Tyler hangs out with the woman along with her boyfriend, who suspects something is going on:

Anyway, convince him to bring you to me so we could kick it
Right in front of his lenses, nothing here is malicious
You sat by me in that movie, we went outside for them doobies
We walkin’ off when we talk, man, that n-gga not f-ckin’ stupid
He see it, he know it’s somethin’ we frontin’ like, “Ha-ha-ha” 

On the third verse, Tyler recalls how his love interest’s boyfriend kept them apart, making him depressed and jealous. In the next verse, Tyler convinces the woman to spend a week with him as he shows her the good life and pays for a shopping spree while her boyfriend wonders where she is.

>>>Download WILSHIRE Audio HERE 

He tells the woman he needs her in his life. Tyler’s sexuality has been a topic of conversation on his past two albums, but here he casually mentions his bi-sexuality:

The only thing I’m missin’ in life, I know you could be it
And everyone around me that care about me can see it
I could fuck a trillion bitches every country I done been in
Men or women, it don’t matter, if I seen ‘em, then I had ’em
But with you, it’s a feeling ’cause we twinnin’ and we matchin’ 

Tyler’s love interest responds by admitting that while she often thinks about him, she doesn’t want to hurt her boyfriend. They sit in Tyler’s car, and she breaks down as they break up:

We sat in the car and cried for a hour
My shirt look like a showerhead got it, we called it off
I’ll skip the details but that night I seen hell
You was in a room I was payin’ for, I took three Ls 

The song ends with Tyler accepting that the romance has failed, but he still wants to be friends:

Sh-t, I can’t even look at you and think about bad words
That’s why I called and said we couldn’t end this on bad terms
We straight like a bad perm, we’ll always be good friends  

In the talking outro, Tyler admits he was “hurt” by the entire situation before saying:

I’m mad private with this side of my life ‘cause people are weirdos, and
I just try to keep anyone I care about in the shadows
Safe from the commentary and spotlight and thoughts
‘Cause it’s just a story for the people outside of it
But I guess you’re just another chapter in the book 

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Watch All Of BET Awards 2021 Stage Performances Including Cardi B With Baby Bump (Video)

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Watch All Of BET Awards 2021 Stage Performances


American rapper, Cardi B performed in the just concluded BET Awards with a baby bump!!

The BET Awards 2021 took place last night, and there were much electrifying stage performances by A-list artists.

I guess the biggest moment will be when Cardi B joined the Migos on stage and showed her new baby bump to fans present, few hours after announcing she was pregnant on Instagram.

Migos started their performance with “Straightenin” before Cardi joined them for “Type Sh-t.”

Tyler, The Creator performed his song “LUMBERJACK” live for the first time at the BET Awards 2021 and it got social media buzzing.

His performance is highly creative where it started with Tyler pulling up in a Rolls Royce amid a huge (simulated) windstorm.

We can’t miss out on Lil Nas X electrifying stage performance with “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” on a stage setup inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time” music video.

The BET Awards 2021 show also featured two major tributes. Lil’ Kim, Monie Love, Rapsody, and MC Lyte performed a medley of Queen Latifah’s hits to salute the Lifetime Achievement Award honoree.

Meanwhile, Swizz Beatz, The LOX, Method Man, Griselda, Busta Rhymes and more all honored the late DMX with a medley of his biggest hits.

There were also performances from Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R., City Girls, and many more.

Watch them all below:

 

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