Socialite Big-Boy Hushpuppi, Finally Bags 11 Years From US Court Over Fraud

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Popular Nigerian socialite and internet sensation, Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi, has been sentenced to 11 years in jail by the United States Central District Court in California over fraud and money laundering.

The notorious fraudster will however spend nine years in prison as he has already spent two years in prison in the US.

Hushpuppi was arrested in June 2020 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, over an extensive fraud scheme that has robbed victims of their money in the U.S, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and other places.

He was then extracted to the United States, where he was charged with fraud and money laundering. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in money laundering with multiple people within and outside the US to ladder the proceedings.

The socialite, however, bagged only 11 years in prison after he appealed to US Judge Otis Wright to temper justice with mercy and a lighter jail term after scoring high in cleaning activities while in prison.

Not long ago, Hushpuppi’s Instagram account, which has 2.8 million followers and dormant since his arrest, suddenly vanished from the image-sharing platform. But it’s, however, unclear if the account was officially removed from the social media platform or if the page was temporarily disabled by someone with access to it.

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Watch the video update of Hushpuppi’s arrest.

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