U.S court postpones Huspuppi’s sentencing to July 11

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has postponed the sentencing of internationally acclaimed fraudster, Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi till July 11, 2022.

The order was granted by Justice Otis D. Wright, after Hushpuppi’s lawyers, led by Louis Shapiro, entered a request for postponement. He is expected to remain in custody in the intervening period of the delay.

It was earlier reported by ALLNEWS NIGERIA that Hushpuppi was previously scheduled to be sentenced on February 14 for defrauding people across different continents to the tune of millions of dollars.

He pleaded guilty last year to the charges, seeking a lighter sentence.

Hushuppi risks getting a 20 years jail sentence; a 3-year period of supervised release, a fine of $500,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offence.

Same court had also ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to arrest the suspended Head of the Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, for his alleged role in a $1m scam allegedly perpetrated by Hushpuppi and five others.

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