Hushpuppi Married This Foreign Woman To Gain Citizenship To Her Country

Was the dodgy businessman planning an escape to this remote island?

By  | Jul 09, 2020, 10:34 AM  | Hushpuppi  | Drama

Hushpuppi's life is heading in a downward spiral, and there's nothing he can do to stop it....

The flashy businessman and Instagram star was arrested in Dubai last month over allegations he was involved in multi-million dollar fraud scheme and has since been extradited to the US. Now he has been exposed for allegedly marrying a foreign woman in a plot to gain citizenship to her country.

The American woman was born on a small island called Saint Kitts and Nevis located in the West Indies, situated between North and South America. She now lives in North Carolina. By marriage, Hushpuppi has taken on her right to citizenship of the country.

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This week, the government of Saint Kitts and Nevis distanced itself from the alleged criminal after confirming the news to media outlets in a statement.

“We note that the Nigeria-born Mr. Abbas, 37, was granted a St. Kitts and Nevis passport in February 2020 by virtue of his marriage to Shawana Nakesia Chapman, 32, a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis by birth and the United States of America.  Ms. Chapman, a resident of North Carolina, USA, married Mr. Abbas in Nigeria in October 2018, thereby conferring him with the right to St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship," an official statement read.

Meanwhile the FBI have revealed that they will be using the Instagram account of Hushpuppi as evidence to charge him in the long list of crimes he's been accused of, including; money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft.

Hushpuppi's account - which boasts 2,5 million followers - portrays of a life of designer shopping sprees, lavish homes and holidays abroad and fleet of super-cars and private jets.

However all the social media flexing was a mere cover-up to lure in potential new victims, claims authorities. They also claim that Hushpuppi and a group of other scammers including Mr Woodberry made silly slip-ups online which ultimately  provided crucial information about their fraudulent activities to investigators.

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Former senior prosecutor Glen Donath in the US Attorney's Office in Washington, DC told the BBC; "I think there's probably a certain arrogance when they believe they've been careful about maintaining anonymity in their online identities, but they live high on the hog and get careless on social media."

Sorry Hush, looks like you weren't such a smooth criminal after all!

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