Hushpuppi Finally Released From US Prison? Fact Emerges

Hushpuppi Finally Released From US Prison? Fact Emerges

  • Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” began serving an 11-year prison sentence in the USA in November 2022 for for conspiring to launder tens of millions of dollars from online scams
  • However, posts recently surfaced online that he had been released from prison
  • fact-checked the claim, which has been making the rounds on social media

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Washington, D.C., United States - A few days ago, claims surfaced that convicted international fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, had been released from prison. observed that a lot of social media users have been recirculating the claim.

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Hushpuppi is still in prison. Photo credit: Hushpuppi Ray
Source: Facebook

Hushpuppi hasn't been released from prison

It would be recalled that Hushpuppi was sentenced in November 2022 in Los Angeles to more than 11 years in federal prison.

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He was “one of the most prolific money launderers in the world", according to US investigators.

He was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in June 2020, and subsequently flown to the US for trial.

The 40-year-old eventually pleaded guilty to multi-million-dollar fraud charges, but that did not stop the United States district court from jailing him.

One of the posts insinuating Hushpuppi had regained freedom reads:

"Jail term completed, Hushpuppi has finally been released!! Source—O.G"

Another post by one X (formerly Twitter) user, Godfrey Osas, reads:

"Jail term completed, Hushpuppi has finally been released!! #hushpuppi."

The same claim appeared on Facebook here, here, and here.


There were no reports of the development in credible news outlets, which would have been the case if it were true.

Considering the weight of his case, Hushpuppi is currently known globally.

We found no evidence that Hushpuppi had been released.

Soberekon speaks on Hushpuppi's arrest earlier reported how Nigerian socialite, Soso Soberekon, made headlines after speaking on his relationship with Hushpuppi.

During an interview with @Sneezestudios, Soberekon spoke on the nature of his friendship with Hushpuppi, his arrest, and more.

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In another report by, singer Seyi Vibez stirred emotions online when he he called for Hushpuppi's release.


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