What he did was head to New York City, where he ran up massive credit card bills while wooing a Citibank teller who smoothed over the arrival of all this unauthorized money into his account. But Sissoko wasn't just interested in fancy New York living. He bought three used passenger jets to fulfill his dream of launching an airline to serve West Africa. When he tried to add two old Huey helicopters that needed special export licenses to his fleet, his men offered bribes to speed up the process and got arrested. Sissoko was then arrested as well, and that's the end of the story.
Oh, until Sissoko posted $20 million in bail and began a lavish Miami spending spree. DIB auditors hadn't caught up with him yet -- American authorities thought he was a genuine multi-millionaire and only wanted him for the attempted bribery. So he spent millions on jewelry and clothes, bought over 30 luxury cars (and gave several to his lawyers), rented 23 apartments (and gave several to his mistresses), and gave an estimated $14 million to charities to build good publicity before his trial. On Thursdays, he would drive around and just hand money to homeless people.
When his trial arrived, he pleaded guilty, was sentenced to 43 days in prison and a $215,000 fine, and got out early in exchange for a million-dollar donation to a homeless shelter (all of which was paid for with DIB's money). Then he returned to his native Mali -- which, conveniently, has no extradition treaties. He is now extremely wanted by both Interpol and the UAE, which sentenced him in absentia, but he has no plans to leave home. Locals praise his generosity, and he even served as a member of Malian Parliament between 2002 and 2014. As for DIB, they took such a huge hit that the government had to bail them out, and Ayoub served three no doubt very embarrassing years in jail.