So we need to talk about - Ramon Olorunwa Abbas cooperation agreement & the spin-off cases
North Korean Hackers✔️ Scamming a Qatari Businessman✔️S.W.I.F.T.✔️ Tens of millions of dollars laundered✔️ I mean if only I could point to my 2020 threads but nope.
Ramon Olorunwa Abbas Background
Back in June of 2020 I created a lengthy Twitter thread and sourced and archived everything I could find on the Defendant. For Example this is the archive of his Instagram account that I captured when his June 2020 when his criminal complaint was unsealed. I updated that thread as warrant until Jan 2021. To help refresh your memory below you’ll find the June 2020 relaxant DOJ information as to Defendant Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, a.k.a. “Ray Hushpuppi” and “Hush” a.k.a “very cooperative witness” <—that’s not an’ actual alias in the Court documents,
At the time I told my followers that they needed to closely monitor this case. Based on my research it was clear that “Hushpuppi” was undoubtedly involved in a variety of Cyber crimes. And “Hushpuppi” appeared to have honed his previous scamming skills and he was likely the middleman for a whole lotta money, specially “cryptocurrency being launder on a global level” —I remember specifically tracking a wallet and various SwiftCode transactions. The pattern of monies being moved had all the hallmarks of a pretty robust laundering money Operation.
At the time I remember a very specific “sub wallet” that instantaneously sent cryptocurrency (thousands of transactions) from Switzerland to North Korea. I ruminated that I couldn’t know for sure but looking at the Binance & for countries like North Korea (cough Lazarus cough targeting , side job with China, and plenty of money laundering by way of Qatar. And that if he was smart he would negotiate a plea agreement. Turns out fact check super true (yes on July 28. 2021 the Court unsealed “Hushpuppi” plea agreement.
Again in June 2020 I believe I tweeted an analysis of one of his Bitcoin wallets that was not included in his June 2020 complaint. I explained how that wallet “tumbled” a bunch of bitcoins but it was the Instagram post with his grill and hundred dollar bills, that I was able to pinpoint the exact time/date and transaction amount. I think I tweeted something on the lines of:
“Dear Mr Hushpuppi I’d like to talk to you about this wallet. The thrice tumbled transactions by way of NYC to London to Canada, to Cyprus to Nigeria, back to NYC and ultimate destination of North Korea -I mean the BEC thingy didn’t work out…is this why the UAE expelled you? How did you penetrate S.W.I.F.T?
That Twitter thread was long and it represented several hours of deep digging and research, but it was flushed down the Twitter toilet. Unfortunately you’ll have to take my word for it. Incidentally I believe I concluded that June 2020 Twitter thread with a tweet of Deep Purple’s “Hush” because like I said my meta is super petty and my recall abilities are marginally decent…
On July 29, 2020 —I supplemented the aforementioned Twitter thread concerning Defendant Abbas a.k.a “Hushpuppi thread” —Exactly one year to the date and explicitly stated to my followers, “this is an information, not an individual, so keep your eyes peeled for the plea agreement” —I didn’t think it would take a year to finally have his plea agreement uploaded to his docket. For the purpose of this discussion, let’s quickly run through the July 2020 Criminal Information.
18 U.S.C. § 1349: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud;
18 U.S.C. §§ 1956(h) -Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering
18 U.S.C. §1349 Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud;
18 U.S.C §1956(a)(2)(B)(i) International Money Laundering and
18 U.S.C. §1957 Engaging in Monetary Transactions in Property Derived from Specified Unlawful Activity Nearly one year to the date, the
As to the international aspects of “Hushpuppi” global crime-ing, I now refer you to page 2 of the criminal information
a free ProTip: you really should take the time and read the definitions or terminology because in doing so, then you know what’s contained in the Court filings herein. For Example - waves hiya S.W.I.F.T..
And actual wire fraud versus some Blue-QANON specious musings of what constitutes “actual wire fraud” - the Government must prove the four elements of wire-fraud 1
(1) that the defendant voluntarily and intentionally devised or participated in a scheme to defraud another out of money;
(2) that the defendant did so with the intent to defraud;
(3) that it was reasonably foreseeable that interstate wire communications would be used; and
(4) that interstate wire communications were in fact used
As to Count One (in the July 2020 Information) -I now refer you to page 4, section A, paragraph 11 -clear as day “Hushpuppi” and two un-indicted co-conspirators. Thereafter the Government proffered seventeen Overt Acts, see pages 6 through 9
However you really should read each of the seventeen overt acts because those are the facts and when you read them as a collective you’ll see that Defendant Abbas was heavily involved in an Internal Money Laundering Scheme. Which encompassed hundreds of millions of dollars. However Defendant Abbas’ and his two un-indicted co-conspirators utilization of both S.W.I.F.T and I.B.A.Ns to send communications and fraudulent wire transfer is another bread crumb of how vast this money laundering scheme was.
July 2020 thru May 2021 -summary
During this time period the docket showed a lot of generalized housekeeping matters, but the lodging of this August 2020 Waiver of Indictment that’s another bread crumb that can (and often does) infer the Defendant and Government are inching closer to a plea agreement.
In the proceeding months (post August 2020) Defendant Abbas’ attorney withdrew, the court issued two separate stipulations concerning protective orders and numerous continuances. Again when you read the whole of the docket during the aforementioned timeframe you can literally see the arch of the case and it’s ultimate and final destination 👇🏻
Defendant Abbas -PLEA AGREEMENT
Defendant RAMON OLORUNWA ABBAS See CDCA-ECF link for the redacted plea agreement https://ecf.cacd.uscourts.gov/doc1/031035997110 -or you can pull down a free copy from my Scibd Link. Notwithstanding the vast majority of the court documents behind the ECF paywall -I’ve taken the liberty of uploading to my Scribd Account (because there is no open source link to the indictment the DOJ recently unsealed re Hushpuppi’s et al Qatari School Scheme)
And boy Hushpuppi totally rolled on his (previously) un-indicted co-conspirators. Yes Hushpuppi also paid tens of thousands in bribes. For now put a pin in the bribes, I’ll come back to that in a moment -as you’ll note Abbas’ Plea Agreement was unsealed yesterday by the Court 2
You will note that Defendant Abbas pleaded guilty to Count Two in the Information. For context the July 2020 Criminal Information had numerous charges/counts and each of them carried significant time of imprisonment. The fact he only pleaded to Count Two should give you a strong indication of just how valuable Defendant Abbas’ cooperation was/is —because there were numerous indictments of individuals connected to Hushpuppi. I’ll elaborate on those cases after we dissect his plea agreement:
appear and plead guilty to Count Two of the Information in United States v. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, Case No. 2:20-CR-00322-ODW, which charges defendant with Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h).
Not contest facts agreed to in this agreement.
Abide by all agreements regarding sentencing contained in this agreement.
Agree that all court appearances, including his change of plea hearing and sentencing hearing, may proceed by videoteleconference (“VTC”) or telephone, if VTC is not reasonably available
As you’ll note 10 out of the 28 pages of Defendant Abbas’ plea agreement are either partially or fully redacted. To be fair it’s actually pretty standard practice for sections of a plea agreement to be redacted, especially if there are ongoing investigations or that a defendant in another case hasn’t been arrested.
Here you can see pages 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 of Defendant Abbas’ Plea Agreement are fully redacted. I’m 95% sure I know who’s discussed in at least two pages, cough bribes, cough he and eight others have been in the news
As you’ll note part of Defendant Abbas’ plea agreement - the Government agreed to dismiss the remaining counts in Case No: 2:20-CR-00322-ODW and fully dismiss Case No: Case No. 2:21-MJ-00760 - however I’d like to draw your attention to paragraphs 5(e) and 5(f), especially paragraphs 5(f)
I now refer you to page 12, lines 12 thru 14 -do you see what I underlined-
These coconspirators included the persons referred to in the Information as UICC 1 and UICC 2, as well as other coconspirators not referred to in the Information.
Also see lines 18 thru 21 - oh hi Malta because yes the criminal information did state a financial institution but I’m pretty sure the government didn’t disclose where the financial institution victim was, that being Malta. Tiny oh so tiny details.
Hushpuppi Watch & St Kitts & Nevis citizenship and a passport..
After defrauding the Qatari Businessman, Defendant Abbas used some of the funds to buy a watch, had two co-conspirators purchase the watch and they flew from JFK to the UAE to deliver the watch to Hushpuppi—but it’s this relevant section of Defendant Abbas’ plea agreement that made me literally laugh:
..Defendant also arranged to have Coconspirator D send cashier’s checks of $40,000 and $10,000 to persons specified by a coconspirator (“Coconspirator G”) who would use the funds to obtain St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis citizenship and a passport for defendant. Defendant received the passport in February 2020.
Coconspirators D, E, G, and H…
in Defendant Abbas’s plea agreement he admits to the following actions and when I say Hushpuppi rolled on everyone, that’s exactly what’s enumerated in his July 2021 Plea Agreement 3.
Maybe just maybe if a person says hey you should pay attention to this case, it seems like it’s going to be worth tracking, maybe you should. Versus spending months hate tweeting at someone and then deciding to dox said person and then conspiring with one of my stalkers who’s soon going to be in need of a decent criminal defense attorney. No you and Garbage decided to conspire with one of my more demented stalkers… sorry I digress because I truly want to share more but I can’t. No sense in messing up that ongoing criminal investigation of a person who’s stalked me for 2.5+ years.
Because here we are about a year after aforementioned prediction and it’s obvious who was right and who was wrong. I assume you’re smart enough to figure out who was right and who was trafficking in QAnon-For-The-Left nonsensical conspiracy theories.
Foreign Financial Institution: approximately $14,700,000.00 (€13,000,000);
Victim Companies in the U.K.: approximately $7,740,000.00
Victim Law Firm: $922,857.76; and
Victim Businessperson and Qatari Victim Company: $809,983.58.
Defendant admits that all of the money laundering described above was sophisticated, extensive, and involved multiple persons.
Defendant Abbas’ Plea Agreement Sentencing Factors
I now refer you to page 18 of his plea agreement - if I’m reading this correctly the Defendant is still looking at a lengthy term of imprisonment.
Abbas et al Qatari Scheme
On Wednesday, July 28, 2021 the USAO-CDCA issued the following press release, which reads in part (there is no open source to the indictment so you’ll need to pay the $2.60 via ECF https://ecf.cacd.uscourts.gov/doc1/031035432425 or you can access it from my Scribd Account. You’ll note in the plea agreement the pages that are redacted I’m 100% confident it’s about👇🏻
Six Indicted in International Scheme to Defraud Qatari School Founder and then Launder over $1 Million in Illicit Proceeds
Nigerian National Known as ‘Hushpuppi’ Admits Money Laundering in School Financing Scam and Additional Cyber and Business Email Compromise Schemes
Abdulrahman Imraan Juma, a.k.a. “Abdul,” 28, of Kenya, and Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, 40, of Nigeria,
Yusuf Adekinka Anifowoshe, a.k.a. “AJ,” 26, of Brooklyn, New York, allegedly played a role in the fraud, assisting Abbas with a call to the victim posing as “Malik.” Special agents with the FBI arrested Anifowoshe in New York on July 22
Abbas allegedly arranged to have Vincent jailed in Nigeria by Abba Alhaji Kyari, 46, of Nigeria. According to the affidavit, Kyari is a highly decorated deputy commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force
…alleged to have arranged for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas’ behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest. Kyari also allegedly sent Abbas bank account details for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment.
I now refer you to pages 13 thru 17 of Defendant Abbas plea agreement. For Example page 13 and then cross reference with the newly unsealed indictment -side note Hushpuppi’s plea agreement was executed in April 2021 - the newly unsealed Qatari Indictment (technically the criminal complaint was lodged in February 2021) occurred in April 2021…yes I know that’s confusing and I’m sorry if I made your head hurt. Stay with me because I’m going to explain how these threads are all interconnected with Hushpuppi being the Nexus…
..defendant admits the following facts regarding his involvement in a scheme to defraud a victim company in Qatar that was building an international school (the “Qatari Victim Company”) and the owner of that company (the “Victim Businessperson”). Defendant agrees that his acts in furtherance of this scheme are relevant conduct, as defined in U.S.S.G. § 1B1.3.
In or around December 2019, defendant began conspiring with a coconspirator (“Coconspirator A”) to defraud the Victim Businessperson, who was seeking a lender to invest $15,000,000 in a project to build an international school.
Newly indicted defendant Abba Kyari has taken to Facebook to plea his Cade in the Court of Public Opinion; July 29th Super Cop Facebook Post - also archived July 29th Hushpuppi who Facebook Post -also archived —ProTip look at the edit history of each of these facebook post - I needed a decent laugh
February 2021 North Koreans & Hushpuppi
Did you really think I was joking about Hushpuppi and North Korean hackers? As the DOJ-OPA states (note the Maltese Bank)
With respect to the North Korean co-conspirators’ activities, Alaumary organized teams 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 U.S. 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.
Link to the February 2021 Indictment.
For now I think you are caught up. Although this does bears repeating;
if someone tells you to pay attention and that same person consistently provides you access to Federal Court Documents —commonsense would indicate that perhaps you should pay attention and perhaps you should stop listening/reading/tweeting individuals who have never held any security clearance or held any type of measurable employment that would make them the preeminent “faux experts” in Mob, Russia, Money Laundering. Ot how things really do with in Washington DC and more broadly how our Judicial System actually works.
Given these same individuals have repeatedly said “game over bring all our Human assets back home” while simultaneously screaming how Attorney General Garland should be fired. And how incompetent the FBI is. You do understand these “Twitter influencers” are not only unhinged but are down right unpatriotic Americans, right? Also give me one time when their insane conspiracy theories have ever come to pass. Or how spewing overt disinformation and misinformation makes them the preeminent expert on anything but “telling a fictional story” —
FFS I beseech you, stop giving the Blue QANON your inherent right of critical thinking. Start focusing on facts that are out there versus putting any credence into their Blue QANON-sense.
Because anytime someone sends me one of their tweets this is what I text back to them…Blue-QANON-Sense screaming goats are exhausting and emotional terrorist
See CDCA-ECF Docket entries:
07/27/2021 Document No 47 SEALED GOVERNMENT'S EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER UNSEALING MINUTES OF CHANGE OF PLEA AND PUBLICLY FILING REDACTED PLEA AGREEMENT; DECLARATION OF KHALDOUN SHOBAKI. (lom) (Entered: 07/29/2021)
07/27/2021 Document No 48 SEALED ORDER SEALING DOCUMENTS. (lom) (Entered: 07/29/2021)
07/27/2021 Document No 49 SEALED GOVERNMENT'S EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER SEALING DOCUMENT; DECLARATION OF KHALDOUN SHOBAKI. (lom) (Entered: 07/29/2021)
07/27/2021 Document No 50 SEALED ORDER UNSEALING DOCUMENTS. (lom) (Entered: 07/29/2021)
Defendant Abbas’s newly unsealed plea agreement https://www.scribd.com/document/518036514/USA-v-Abbas-Plea-Agreed-Docketed-July-2021