Popular Nigerian internet fraudster and socialite, Ramon Abass aka Hushpuppi, has finally been sentenced, about two years after his initial arrest.
Hushpuppi has been sentenced to eleven (11) years in jail, two of which he’s already served since being taken into custody.
The United United States Central District Court in California hearing the case convicted him on charges of fraud and money laundering.
Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in June 2020, following an extensive investigation and surveillance by multiple law enforcement agencies.
He was involved in an extensive fraud scheme that robbed victims of their money in the U.S, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and other places.
Following his arrest, Hushpuppi was extradited to the United States to face trial.
He was facing up to 20 years in prison but received an 11-year jail term at his sentencing hearing.
It’s likely that the Nigerian might be out in a shorter time if he continues good behaviour and rehabilitation whilst in jail.