THE United States Central District Court in California has convicted and sentenced popular Nigerian internet sensation, Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi to 11 years in jail.
Hushpuppi was convicted for fraud and money laundering.
He will however spend only nine years in prison as he has already spent two years in prison in the US.
Hushpuppi was in June 2020 arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, over an comprehensive fraudulent scheme that has robbed victims of their money in the U.S, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and other places.
He was then extradited to the United States where he was charged with fraud and money laundering. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in money laundering with multiple people within and outside the US.
The socialite however bagged only 11 years in prison after he appealed to US Judge Otis Wright to temper justice with mercy and a lighter jail term after scoring high in cleaning activities while in prison.
Meanwhile, Hushpuppi’s Instagram page, which has 2.8 million followers, has been pulled down from the image-sharing platform. It is however unclear whether it was officially removed from Instagram or if the page was temporarily deactivated by someone with access to it.