Hushpuppi: US Govt. Gathers More Evidence Against Abba Kyari

The challenges of the suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, seems not to be ending anytime soon as the United States government gathers over 2,700 electronic files as part of the evidence for trial in the $1.1million fraud case involving the super cop.

New evidence was disclosed in over 6,700 pages are being processed by prosecutors on the fraud case.

U.S. prosecutors along with three of the six indicted defendants in the fraud case have asked the U.S. District Court for Central California to postpone trial from October 2021 to 17 May 2022.

It was gathered that the prosecutors applied on Friday, after giving reasons for the decision.

The prosecutors also asked for more time to process troves of documents, including those obtained from foreign countries.

The application revealed that the U.S. government has already handed to the defence approximately 2.31 GB of data consisting of 2,707 electronic files.

Part of the files is exported chat logs, WhatApp messages, audio recordings, and other social media content.

It added that prosecutors were processing approximately 6,773 pages of additional discovery expected to be produced in two weeks.

Defendants are charged with violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1349 (Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud); § 1956(h) (Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering); and § 1028A(a)(1) (Aggravated Identity Theft).

“The government has produced discovery to the defence, including approximately 2.31 GB of native data consisting of 2,707 files including exported chat logs, Cellebrite reports, WhatsApp messages, audio recordings, and other social media content.

“The government is currently processing approximately 6,773 pages of additional discovery including investigative reports and documents received from foreign law enforcement agencies for production and anticipates those materials will be produced within approximately two weeks,” the document reads, in part.

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