The United States District Court sitting Central District of California has sentenced the Nigerian socialite, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi, to 11 years and three months imprisonment for money laundering conspiracy through several online scams.
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The presiding judge, Justice Otis Wright II found Hushpuppi guilty of money laundering, business email compromise and other fraudulent financial cyber scams which he had pleaded guilty to. Meta, the parent body of Instagram and Facebook, has deactivated Hushpuppi’s account where he flaunted his ill-gotten wealth. The sentence ends the trial of Ramon Abass.
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A joint effort of the FBI and other international security agencies led to the arrest of Hushpuppi in June 2020. He was then flown to the US where he pleaded guilty to the allegations levied against him pending sentencing.
Investigations implicated the suspended DCP Abba Kyari who is facing trial for drug related crimes.