- Nigeria's Instagram celebrity might have to wait a long time for the court to decide on his sentencing over fraud allegations against him in the United States
- The sentencing of Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi has again been postponed by a US court to November 7
- This fresh rescheduling of the date for the sentencing of Hushpuppi come after the court had changed the dates twice
The long-awaited sentencing of Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi has again been postponed by the United States Central District Court in California.
Premium Times reports that Hushpuppi who was arrested in the United Arab Emirates in June 2020, had pleaded guilty to multi-million-dollar fraud charges.
A court notice showed that the judge over the case, Justice Otis Wright has fixed November 7, as the date to sentence Hushpuppi.
The notice titled Counsel are Notified, said that the sentencing of the Nigerian Instagram celebrity will continue on November 7, 2022, at 11.30 am.
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The judge had earlier postponed Huspuppi's sentencing from February 14 to July 11, before it announced that it sentencing Abbas on September 21,
This date has now been changed to November 7, by Judge Wright.
Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, an offence that attracts maximum imprisonment of 20 years.
The offence allegedly committed by Hushpuppi among others also attracts other punishments including full restitution of the proceeds of fraud.
At the end of serving his sentence and paying the restitution in full, the convict, if not a US citizen would also be deported to his home country
Finally, US court announces date for Hushpuppi's sentencing as Abba Kyari awaits fate
Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi was to be sentenced by a US court over alleged internet fraud on Wednesday, September 21.
The confirmation of the decision on Hushpuppi's fraud case was made known by the United States Attorney's office for the Central District of California.
The court's spokesperson however failed to state when the suspended DCP Abba Kyari will be extradited to the US.
Hushpuppi: Fresh police report indicts Abba Kyari's close family in illegal deal
A younger brother to DCP Abba Kyari had been accused of being involved in illicit money transactions from the controversial drug deal.
Young Kyari was said to have received N235.12 million from notorious internet fraudster Hushpuppi.
This disclosure was made by the Nigerian police in a new report forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation.