Influencer faces 20 years in jail over £100m Premier League scam

AN influencer dubbed the Gucci Billionaire is facing 20 years in jail after trying to trick a Premier League club out of £100million.

Ramon Abbas, 37, who flaunted his wealth op Instagram under the name Ray Hushpuppi, pleaded guilty in Die Engele to being in a gang which tried to fleece the unnamed club.

Abbas pleaded guilty to being in a gang which tried to fleece an unnamed Premier League club

Abbas pleaded guilty to being in a gang which tried to fleece an unnamed Premier League clubKrediet: Richard Rayner

Jet-setting Nigerian Abbas who has 2.5million followers is said to have used email scams to amass his wealth.

When he was nabbed in an FBI raid, he had £29million in cash and 13 luxury cars.

He is also accused of money laundering.

Court records, unsealed in die VSA, showed how the football team was targeted by a business email compromise scam, where legitimate email addresses are hacked and spoofed.

Abbas’s criminal gang tried to get the top-flight club to hand over £100million in 2019.

The United States Attorney’s Office, which prosecuted Abbas, last night refused to name the Premier League club or reveal whether the team actually handed over £100million.

Another UK business lost £200million and thousands more Brits are feared to have been caught up in the global con.

Abbas flaunted his wealth on Instagram under the name Ray Hushpuppi

Abbas flaunted his wealth on Instagram under the name Ray HushpuppiKrediet: Richard Rayner
When Abbas was nabbed in an FBI raid he had £29million in cash and 13 luxury cars

When Abbas was nabbed in an FBI raid he had £29million in cash and 13 luxury carsKrediet: Instagram / @hushpuppi
Abbas who has 2.5million Insta followers is said to have used email scams to amass his wealth

Abbas who has 2.5million Insta followers is said to have used email scams to amass his wealthKrediet: Instagram / @hushpuppi

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