Court to pass Sentence on Hushpuppi on February 14, Over Money laundering and Cyber Fruad Charges

A USA court has finally announced Valentine’s Day , 14th February, as a date set for the court to pass her final sentencing the on popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, commonly known as Hushpuppi.


Hushuppi risks getting a 20 years jail sentence; a 3-year period of supervised release; a fine of $500,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offence.


This was confirmed by by United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California and the court’s Director of Media Relations, Thom Mrozek, according to reports by BBC Pidgin.



Hushpuppi is also being accused of colluding with North Korean military hackers, Jon Chang Hyok, Kim Il, and Park Jin Hyok, as well as a Canadian colleague to pull a $14.7 million cyber-heist.


A plea agreement document signed by Hushpuppi; his lawyer, Loius Shapiro; Acting United States Attorney, Tracy Wilkison, amongst others, revealed that he pleaded guilty to various offences bordering on internet scam and money laundering, among others.


Same court had also ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to arrest the suspended Head of the Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, for his alleged role in a $1m scam allegedly perpetrated by Hushpuppi and five others.


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