After a long drawn legal procedure, a United States Central District Court in California has sentenced alleged Nigerian cyber fraudster, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi to 11 years imprisonment for cyber fraud.
Hushpuppi, who had already spent two years in prison, is now expected to spend nine more years behind bars in the US. The fraudster turned 40 years May this year meaning that he would be 49 years when his sentence would finish.
The controversial social media celebrity was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in June 2020 alongside 12 accomplices over allegations of hacking, impersonation, scamming, banking fraud, and identity theft, and thereafter extradited to the US for prosecution.
He was also accused of extensive fraud scheme that robbed his victims of their money in the U.S, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and other places. He was then extradited to the United States where he was charged with fraud and money laundering before he was put away in jail.