Hushpuppi: Ramon Abass Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Internet Fraud And Money Laundering

Hushpuppi: Ramon Abass Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Internet Fraud And Money Laundering

  • Hushpuppi has been sentenced to a prison term of 11 years by the United States Central District Court in California
  • The socialite was convicted on two charges of internet fraud and money laundering
  • Hushpuppi was arrested in June 2020 in the United Arab Emirates for engaging in an extensive fraud scheme that has robbed victims of millions of dollars

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Ramon Abass popularly known as Hushpuppi, has been sentenced to jail for eleven years.

This follows his conviction by a court in the United States of America on two charges of engaging in internet fraud and money laundering.

Hushpuppi has been sentenced to an 11-year prison term for internet fraud and money laundering
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Hushpuppi to serve only 9 out of 11-year prison term

In sentencing him, the United States Central District Court in California, which found him guilty of the charges, said he would only serve nine years out of the 11-year jail term since he has already done two years.

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Widely regarded as a socialite, Huspuppi became an internet sensation for his luxurious and extravagant lifestyle. He was captured flaunting his cars, apartments, accessories, and other luxury items he owned.

Hushpuppi: Lavish Lifestyle Of Socialite Captures Attention Of World

His expensive life attracted all persons far and near, including A-list celebrities and popular footballers.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and other international investigative outfits also took a keen interest in the Nigerian influencer and began surveilling him.

This culminated in his arrest in June 2020 by Dubai’s police force in the United Arab Emirates for his role in an extensive fraud scheme.

Victims of Hushpuppi who are said to have lost millions of dollars are said to be from the U.S, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and other places.

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Following his arrest, he pleaded guilty to defrauding several people and institutes. He is said to have appealed to the presiding judge to tamper justice with mercy and not send him back to Nigeria.

Chris Brown Too Love Afrobeats: Hilarious Reactions As American Star Uses Hushpuppi’s Name in His Song Lyrics

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that the lavish lifestyle of Hushpuppi is recognized everywhere in the world; little wonder he is getting loads of attention on the international scene.

American music superstar Chris Brown used his name to depict living a good life in one of his recent songs, and Nigerians went over the moon because of it.

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Ekow Annan Francis Ekow Annan writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been part of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since August 2022. Ekow has over ten years of experience in news reporting via various multimedia channels, including TV, Radio, and Online. He is an experienced multimedia journalist specialising in telling impactful current affairs, politics and business stories. He holds a BA in Communications (Strategic Communications) from the prestigious African University College of Communications (AUCC).

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