Instagram sensation, Ramon Abbas (popularly known as Hushpuppi) has been sentenced to jail.
Before his sentence, the Nigerian social media influencer was well known for his lavish lifestyle and a life of luxury, travelling to many destinations like Dubai.
Hushpuppi was always seen in expensive clubs and restaurants; his garage was filled with numerous luxurious cars, all funded by a lifestyle of fraud.
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CNN reported that Huspuppi was sentenced to 11 years in prison for charges of internet fraud running into millions of dollars.
The 40-year-old who was arrested in June 2020 majorly targeted companies in the United States and other overseas countries.
In April 2021, Huspuppi pleaded guilty to conspiracy and engagement in money laundering after he was arrested in Dubai.
On Monday, United States District Judge Otis D. Wright II ordered Huspuppi to pay $1.7 million in restitution to two fraud victims in addition to the jail sentence.
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Meanwhile, Hushpuppi opened up about his criminal career, even as he pled for reduced sentencing.
The acclaimed fraudster, who has been in a U.S. prison since June 2020 following his extradition, awaited final sentencing by a U.S court.
Ahead of his scheduled trial, Hushpuppi penned a handwritten apology to the presiding judge, Otis Wright, in which he thanked the FBI for doing a great job to make the world safer from criminals like himself.