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US Court gives new date for Hushpuppi’s sentencing

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Wanted in U.S, Nigeria, Europe, Hushpuppi to face charges in Dubai for online fraud

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has announced the postponement of the sentencing of Nigerian fraudster, Ramon Abbas better known as Hushpuppi.

The court case has been postponed till July 11, 2022.

Justice Otis D. Wright granted the order after Hushpuppi’s lawyers led by Louis Shapiro entered a request for postponement. He is expected to remain in custody in the intervening period of the delay.

Ripples Nigeria reported a couple of days ago that Hushpuppi was previously scheduled to be sentenced on February 14 for duping people across different continents to the tune of millions of dollars. He pleaded guilty last year to the charges, seeking a lighter sentence.

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Hushuppi risks getting a 20 years jail sentence; a 3-year period of supervised release; a fine of $500,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offence.

Same court had also ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to arrest the suspended Head of the Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, for his alleged role in a $1m scam allegedly perpetrated by Hushpuppi and five others.

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