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Hushpuppi: US Court Postpones Sentencing Again

For the fourth time, a United States Central District Court in California has postponed the sentencing of alleged fraudster Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi.

According to a court notice obtained by Premium Times, trial judge Otis Wright has set November 7, 2022, as the new date for Hushpuppi’s sentencing.

The court’s announcement read, “COUNSEL ARE NOTIFIED; the Sentencing is CONTINUED to November 7, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. as to Defendant Ramon Olorunwa Abbas.”

Judge Wright shifted the sentencing hearing from 14 February to 11 July, then to 21 September, and now to 7 November.

Hushpuppi, 39, was arrested in June 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), alongside 12 others on allegations of hacking, impersonation, scamming, banking fraud, and identity theft and was extradited to the United States for prosecution.


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His extradition to the US came after the UAE police detailed his arrest in a special operation dubbed “Fox Hunt 2,” in which he was accused of defrauding 1.9 million victims to the tune of N168 billion.

He agreed to plead guilty to the multi-million dollar fraud charges levied against him by the American government in July 2021.

Abbas then entered a plea bargain agreement with the US government in July 2021, hoping for a lighter sentence.

According to court documents, he faces 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $500,000 fine or twice the gross gain or loss resulting from the offence.