ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
US court kick against Hushpuppi bail , an Instagram celebrity, who was accused of money laundering by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), was on Monday denied bail by a US court in the northern district of Illinois.
He was recently charged with the conspiracy to commit money laundering, one for which he could get a maximum jail term of 20 years if convicted.
It is also gathered and understood that his trial will hold in Los Angeles where the case was filed, rather than Chicago where the investigation is being handled, although his lawyer said he wasn’t a flight risk.
The United Arab Emirates police had shared footage of Hushpuppi’s arrest in a special operation dubbed ‘Fox Hunt 2’ over cyber-fraud involving 1.9 million victims to the tune of N168 billion