- Xaviar Babuar pleads guilty to money laundering and bank robbery, among others
- He was known as the ‘Chiefsaholic’, a KC superfan dressed in a gray wolf suit.
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Xaviar Babudar, often seen as the wolf-suit-wearing Kansas City Chiefs superfan known as ‘Chiefsaholic,’ pleaded guilty to three counts in federal court in connection with a series of bank robberies across the Midwest of the United States.
Babudar pleaded guilty to money laundering, transporting stolen property across state lines and bank robbery.
He will be sentenced in July, and the 29-year-old faces up to 50 years in prison for what U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore called a “violent crime wave across the Midwest.”
“The defendant attempted to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen cash by using it to gamble online and in casinos, but the odds caught up with him,” Moore said in a statement.
“With today’s sentencing, he will be held accountable for the full extent of his criminal conduct, including his attempt to flee justice.”
Xaviar Babudar pleads guilty to three charges related to Midwest bank robberies
Babuar was known for being the ‘ChiefsAholic’, a Kansas City superfan dressed as a wolf.
Babuar was directly linked to multiple robberies in Nebraska, Iowa, Tennessee and Oklahoma.
As part of his plea deal, Babudar will have to pay more than $530,000 in restitution to the victims’ financial institution.
To add insult to injury, he will also have to give up an autographed painting of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
In November, Babudar pleaded not guilty to robbing a Tulsa Teachers Credit Union branch in Bixby, Oklahoma. He was accused of pointing a gun at a bank teller and leaving with $150,000 in December 2022.
He was arrested that month and was jailed until February 2023, when he was released on bail.
Babudar then cut off his ankle monitor and was on the run for four months before being caught by the FBI in California.
Officials were able to link him to several other unsolved robberies in Nebraska, Iowa, Tennessee and Oklahoma.