Hushpuppi gets 11 years, three-month jail term in US
Ramon Abass popularly known as Hushpuppi has been sentenced to 11 years and three months imprisonment by the United States District Court sitting Central District of California for money laundering conspiracy through several online scams.
The judgment was delivered by Justice Otis Wright II on Monday and it found Hushpuppi guilty of the allegations including laundering proceeds of a school financing scam, business email compromise and other fraudulent cyber schemes levied against him.
Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in June 2020 and was extradited to the United States on July 3. He was arrested for defrauding over 1.9 million people, the majority of them being Americans.
Meanwhile, the 37 years old pleaded guilty to the charges filed against him.
Hushpuppi’s verified Instagram account was deactivated by Meta, the parent body of the social media platform where he (Hushpuppi) is known to spend most of his time showing off his affluence.
The convict enjoyed a huge followership on social media, especially by the youth who saw his flamboyant lifestyle as something desirable.
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