The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had said that a former Nigerian millionaire Ray hushpuppy masterminded the sum of £2 million scam perpetuated on SS Lazio in a payment intended for Feyenoord for Stephan de Vrij.
The scam carried out in 2018 has since been resolved.
The former millionaire was arrested last in Dubai over $431 million cyber scam, and has since been taken to the US where he will face trial.
The former Nigerian millionaire, targeted victims overseas by creating fake websites for well-known companies and banks in a bid to steal victims’ credit card information and then launder the stolen money,” Dubai police Brig. Jamal al-Jalaf said.
Investigators said Abbas, 38, who passed himself off as a wealthy real estate developer, flaunted his collections of luxury cars, shoes, watches, and other goods to help “lure victims from all over the world,” the outlet reported.
The FBI and Interpol raided his Dubai apartment as he slept and seized more than £30 million, or $37 million, in cash.
The former millionaire has begun on Friday, July 3, 2020, in a United States court, and if convicted, he will be sentenced to 20 years in jail.