Hushpuppi, also known in real life as Abass Ramon, the embattled Nigerian businessman and alleged fraudster, will be sentenced on September 21, according to the US Attorney’s office.
As you may be aware, Hushpuppi is currently detained in the United States after being apprehended by the FBI in his apartment in Dubai in 2020 along with 12 other people and extradited to the United States for trial on charges of fraud, money laundering, and other offenses.
This latest development in Hushpuppi’s case was revealed in a statement to a television station by the court’s Director of Media Relations, Thom Mrozek from the Central District of California’s Los Angeles US Attorney’s office.
Mrozek is reported to have stated that Hushpuppi admitted guilt to the suspected $1.1 million fraud last year and will be jailed later in 2022.
“Mr. Abbas is currently scheduled to be sentenced by a federal judge in Los Angeles on September 21,” he said.
According to court documents, he risks “20 years’ imprisonment; a 3-year period of supervised release; a fine of $500,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offense”.