A United States Court for the Central District of California presided by Justice Otis D. Wright has postponed the sentencing of arrested Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi.
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His sentencing wish was earlier scheduled to hold on the 14th of February, being valentine’s day, has been moved up 5 months ahead, and slated for July 11, 2022.
This postponing of his hearing was granted by Justice Otis D. Wright, after Ramon’s lawyers which is led by Louis Shapiro, entered a request for postponement.
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Hushpuppi is expected to remain in custody in the intervening period of the delay, after pleading guilty last year to the charges, seeking a lighter sentence.
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.
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.