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Court Postpones Sentencing Of Fraudster, Hushpuppi Again

The Nigerian charged with multi-million dollar fraud Hushpuppi had pleaded guilty to the charges filed against him.

Hushpuppi who was arrested in Dubai in June 2020, pleaded guilty to the charges in July 2021.

He pleaded guilty to Count Two which is a Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering, an offense that attracts a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment among other penalties including full restitution.

The appeal agreement with the US government reads;

“That the Defendant understands that the defendant will be required to pay full restitution to the victim(s) of the offense to which the defendant is pleaded guilty.

“Defendant agrees that, in return for the USAO’s compliance with its responsibilities under this agreement, the court may order restitution to persons other than the victim(s) of the offenses to which defendant is pleading guilty and in amounts greater than those alleged in the count to which defendant is pleading guilty.

“The court in its ruling mandated Hushpuppi to remain in custody pending the outcome of the sentencing. Also, September 21 has been fixed by Judge Otis Wright as the new sentencing date. The court’s announcement reads, At the request of counsel, the Sentencing is CONTINUED to 9/21/2022 at 1:30 PM before Judge Otis D.Wright II, as to Defendant Ramon Olorunwa Abbas.

The sentencing hearing was initially moved by Judge Wright from February 14 to July 11 and has now been moved to September 21 at the counsel’s request.

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