The US Court Sentenced Hushpuppi To Over 11 Years In Prison, Orders Him To Pay $1.7m To Victims
Ramon Olorunwa Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi, pleaded guilty in April 2021 to one count of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, 10 months after he was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in June 2020.
After several months of postponement, a United States court in Los Angeles, California, on Monday, sentenced the international fraudster, Hushpuppi, to over 11years (135 months) — in federal prison.
In addition to his punishment, The US District Judge Otis D. Wright II ordered the convict to pay the sum of $1,732,841 in restitution to two fraud victims, according to a statement sent by the court to Channels Television on Monday.
The judge insisted that had conspired to rob-off tens of millions of dollars from people through online scams and showcased his luxurious, crime-funded lifestyle on social media.
He pleaded guilty in April 2021 to one count of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, 10 months after he was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in June 2020.
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Hushpuppi has remained in US federal custody since his expulsion from the UAE.
“Abbas bragged on social media about his lavish lifestyle – a lifestyle funded by his involvement in transnational fraud and money laundering conspiracies targeting victims around the world,”said United States Attorney Martin Estrada.
“Money laundering and business email compromise scams are a massive international crime problem, and we will continue to work with our law enforcement and international partners to identify and prosecute those involved, wherever they may be.”
At least five times if not more, the court had postponed Hushpuppi’s sentencing date in 2022 alone, before its eventual ruling on Monday. Hushpuppi was initially scheduled for sentencing on February 14 but it was moved to July 11 and to September 21 before it was postponed to November 3 and finally to November 7.
It had been reported last week that he had been sentenced to jail but it wasn’t until Monday that he was officially sentenced.
Where is Hushpuppi now?
As at the time of writing this report in March 2023, Hushpuppi is still in prison. He is serving his jail term of over 11 Years In Prison, Orders.