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Abba Kyari’s Case Worsens As U.S Govt Gathers 2,700 Electronic Files, 6,700 Page ‘New Discoveries’ Documentary Evidence

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The saga of embattled police officer Abba Kyari is far from finished, as the US government has gathered over 2,700 electronic files as part of the evidence for trial in the $1.1 million fraud case involving Abba Kyari, a top Nigerian police official, according to a court filing.

Prosecutors are also working on other investigative reports and “new discoveries,” including records collected from foreign law enforcement agencies that total over 6,700 pages, according to the document.

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Kyari made headlines earlier this year after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indicted him for his role in a major $1.1 million fraud perpetrated on a Qatari businessman by Hushpuppi and a few others.

 

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Premium Times claims that US prosecutors are currently poring over investigative files and “new discoveries,” including information collected from international law enforcement agencies.
Prosecutors have petitioned the United States District Court for the Central District of California to reschedule the trial from October 2021 to May 17th, 2022.

 

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On Friday, the parties filed a joint plea for a trial postponement, claiming numerous grounds.

Aside from the defense lawyers’ need for more time to prepare for the case, US prosecutors also requested more time to process massive amounts of papers, including those gathered from other nations.

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According to the application, the US government has already turned over 2.31 GB of data to the defense, which includes 2,707 electronic files. Among the data are exported chat logs, Cellebrite reports, WhatsApp conversations, audio recordings, and so on.

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Prosecutors were also analyzing around 6,773 pages of further information, which was scheduled to be delivered in two weeks.

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“Defendants are charged with offenses of 18 U.S.C. 1349 (Wire Fraud Conspiracy), 1956(h) (Money Laundering Conspiracy), and 1028A(a)(1) (Aggravated Identity Theft).”

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“The government has provided the defense with discovery, which includes about 2.31 GB of native data, 2,707 files, and includes exported chat logs, Cellebrite reports, WhatsApp conversations, audio recordings, and other social media content.”

 

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“The government is now processing about 6,773 pages of additional discovery for disclosure, including investigative reports and documents received from foreign law enforcement agencies,” the letter says.

 

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