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JUST IN: US court Sentences Hushpuppi To 11 Years In Jail

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Ramon Abbas, a popular Nigerian socialite and internet sensationalist, who is popularly known as Hushpuppi, has bagged 11 years of imprisonment over fraud and money laundering.

Hushpuppi was jailed by the United States Central District Court in California, Nigerian Tribune reported.

However, the internet sensationalist will have to spend only 9 years because he had already spent 2 years in the US prison.

Hushpuppi Crimes US Court Dubai UK Fraud Money Laundering In June 2020, the Nigerian socialite was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, for an extensive fraud scheme where he robbed many nationals of the US, Qatar, the United Kingdom and many others using the internet.

The Dubai authority extradited him to the United States, where he was docked for money laundering and fraud. The social media celebrity pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in money laundering with many people within and outside the US.

He was then sentenced to 11 years imprisonment after appealing to US Judge Otis Wright to tamper justice with mercy as he scored high in cleaning activities while in prison.

Nigeria’s Internet Celebrity, Hushpuppi, Faces 135 Months in Jail for Fraud

Edujandon.com earlier reported that the US court had been asked to sentence Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, who is currently facing trial on a matter related to fraud, to 135 days in jail.

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In June 2020, the Nigerian internet celebrity was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for an extensive fraudulent scheme-related case. He pleaded guilty to robbing his victims, who were nationals of the United States, United Kingdom, Qatar and other places.

The US government proposed the equivalent of 11 years and 3 months jail term for the Nigerian socialite in its court filing.

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