Hushpuppi arraigned in US court, faces 20 years in prison if convicted

Suspected Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, could get a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison if convicted, the U.S. government has said.

Mr Abbas, 37, who was resident in Dubai, was known for living an extravagant lifestyle and flaunting it on social media.

Hushpuppi was arrested recently in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and extradited to the U.S.

He made his first appearance in a U.S court, Friday morning, in Chicago, according to a press release from the U.S Department of Justice.

He would be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming days, the release said.

An affidavit, alongside a criminal complaint filed in court by the U.S. authorities alleges that Mr Abbas and others used the internet to steal millions of dollars from people and companies.

The American government said Mr Abbas funded his extravagant lifestyle with stolen money.

“The FBI led the investigation of Abbas, and the United States Secret Service was also involved and provided substantial assistance.

“The FBI thanks the government of the United Arab Emirates and the Dubai Police Department for their substantial assistance,” the statement said.

 

 

 

– The Nation

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

2 Responses to “Hushpuppi arraigned in US court, faces 20 years in prison if convicted”

  1. You see, bad thing does not last forever,live crime, and follow your God small small,every body wants to live a big life,face the music

  2. I pray you must come out because most of our leaders are worse and more deadly than you and those of you praying he will not come out, if you have not cheated anyone in one in your life maybe your prayers be answered but if you’re guilty of any cheat, lies you will never no peace too. No body is perfect.

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