By Emmanuel Iriogbe ( with Agency Report)
Nigerian internet criminal, Ramon Abbas, otherwise known as Hushpuppi was today sentenced by the United States Central District Court in California to 11 years jail term over fraud and money laundering.
However, the Nigerian socialite will spend nine years in prison since he has already spent two years in detention.
Hushpuppi was in June 2020 arrested 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 and 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.
Note that Hushpuppi’s Instagram page, which has 2.8 million followers, has vanished from the image-sharing platform. It is however unclear whether it was officially removed from Instagram or if the page was temporarily disabled by someone with access to it.