Mr Andrew John Innocenti, who claims to be a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the national government of the United States, claims in a document that Instagram celebrity Hushpuppi has received new charges after US prosecutors submitted court documents proving that he committed fraud and laundered over $400k while in prison.
Meanwhile, Gary Warner, an American cybercrime expert, has refuted the circulating document, calling it “false and meant to lure consumers to visit a scammer EIP website.”
The paper they exhibit, according to Gary, is an alteration of a June 2020 Affidavit.
The documents said to have been brought before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on March 16, 2022, revealed new evidence indicting HushPuppi of fraud and money laundering in a U.S. Federal penitentiary institution.
According to the documents, Hushpuppi engaged in the acquisition and washing of Economic Impact Payment debit cards obtained fraudulently from stolen data of US citizens and residents while incarcerated in a US Federal correctional facility.
According to the CARES Act, Economic Impact Payments are financial assistance provided by the US government to US people. Debit cards are one of the methods available to eligible US residents for receiving Economic Impact Payments.
According to the document, US authorities stated in a court filing that although convicts have limited access to telephone, video, internet, and computer use because to their right to privacy. Hushpuppi, like the other captives, was given access to the computer network.
It went on to say that between January 28 and March 4, 2022, security officials at a federal prison in the United States realised Hushpuppi was using the internet more frequently and set up a dedicated system for him, with his activities being logged for 7 days.
It was also claimed that Hushpuppi was aggressively purchasing EIP debit cards from an underground cybercriminal marketplace known as StimulusCard (“https://stimuluscard.com/”). Hushpuppi purchased 58 EIP debit cards worth $429,800 on the site while being recorded and laundered the money through one AJ.