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Nigerian celebrity Hushpuppi bags 11-year jail term in USA

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Instagram big boy, Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas has been sentenced to prison for 11 years in the United States.

Prior to his scheduled sentencing on September 19, Hushpuppi sent a personal letter to Judge Otis Wright outlining his source of wealth, criminal exploits, and regrets.

He expressed regret for bringing his family members into disgrace and thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for their diligence in bringing him to justice.

Hushpuppi’s sentencing was postponed by Judge Otis Wright from September 19 to November 3.

The defendant’s motion for a delay in judgement was initially denied by the judge.

The United States Central District Court in California ultimately convicted him and sentenced him to 11 years in prison.

The US government last month urged the District Court in Central California to sentence Hushpuppi, to 135 months in jail for fraud.

It gave its reasons for proposing the equivalent of 11 years and three months jail time for Mr Abbas in its court filings.

The prosecutors stated he was claimed to be one of the best cleaners in the prison where he has been remanded since his arrest in 2021.

It was gathered that his report card for Central Valley workshop for prisoners showed that, between July 2021 when he enrolled and November 2021 when he completed work, Hushpuppi put up “very good” in attitude, quality of work, dependability and productivity.

Hushpuppi, an international fraudster, was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE) in June 2020 over an extensive fraudulent scheme that has robbed victims of their money in the U.S., Qatar, the United Kingdom, and other places.

He was taken to the U.S, where he was charged with fraud and money laundering.

In July 2021, Abbas pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in money laundering.

He admitted to conspiring with multiple persons within and outside the U.S to launder the proceeds of the fraudulent scheme perpetrated against persons and businesses in different countries.

 

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