JUST IN: Popular Nigerian Instagram Celebrity Bags Eleven Years Imprisonment
United States District Court sitting at the Central District of California over a case of online scam has sentenced a Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Raman Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi to eleven years and three months imprisonment.
Delivering the judgment, Justice Otis Wright ll found Hushpuppi guilty of laundering proceeds of a school financing scam, business email compromise fraud and other cyber schemes.
Recall that 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 had pleaded guilty to the charges filed against him.
However, this judgment is the end of Hushpuppi’s trial since his arrest in June 2020 at his Dubai hotel apartment.