He flaunted private jets and luxury cars on Instagram. Feds used his posts to link him to alleged cyber crimes

He flaunted private jets and luxury cars on Instagram. Feds used his posts to link him to alleged cyber crimes

Posted July 12, 2020

He flaunted private jets and luxury cars on Instagram. Feds used his posts to link him to alleged cyber crimes

  • To his 2.5 million Instagram followers, he went by Ray Hushpuppi, a man who boarded helicopters from his Dubai waterfront apartment and walked around with shopping bags from Gucci, Versace and Fendi.
  • Last month, United Arab Emirates investigators swooped into his Dubai apartment, arrested him and handed him over to FBI agents, who flew him to Chicago on July 2, federal officials said.
  • In the coming weeks, he’ll be transferred to Los Angeles — where the affidavit was filed — to face accusations of conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars through cyber crime schemes.

– Faith Karimi | July 12, 2020