Hushpuppi to be sentenced on Feb 14

The United States attorney’s office in the central district of California, has said that self-acclaimed international fraudster, Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi, will be sentenced on Valentine’s Day.

According to BBC Pidgin, Thom Mrozek, the court’s director of media relations, announced that Hushpuppi’s case is set to come to a close.

“The court has scheduled the case of Mr Abbas for sentencing on February 14, 2022” Mrozek said.

The court’s spokesperson, however, did not give any information on the duration of trial and sentence.

Hushpuppi, who is known for his luxury life, had been arrested in the UAE back in June 2020 alongside 11 of his associates over allegations of hacking, impersonation, scamming, banking fraud, and identity theft.

His extradition to the United States had followed after the UAE police detailed his arrest in a special operation dubbed ‘Fox Hunt 2’, where he was accused of defrauding 1.9 million victims to the tune of N168 billion.

The socialite would later plead guilty to money laundering, putting him at the risk of 20 years imprisonment.

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