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US court states when Hushpuppi will be sentenced

The United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California has disclosed the date notorious internet fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi will be sentenced.

The court’s Director of Media Relations, Thom Mrozek said Hushpuppi will be “sentenced” in October 2021.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in money laundering of funds from business email compromise scams and other online heists.

Based on the copies of the agreement shared by Journalist Evan Ratif, the 38-year-old internet fraudster now faces up to 20 years in prison.

This publication also reported that the United States Department of Justice had said ongoing investigations showed that Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi allegedly bribed Kyari to arrest one Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, one of his accomplices in Nigeria.

In a court document released by the United States Department of Justice on Wednesday, titled: ‘Six Indicted in International Scheme to Defraud Qatari School Founder and then Launder over $1 Million in Illicit Proceeds’, Kyari was said to have been bribed to arrest one Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, 40, in Nigeria, who created bogus documents and arranged for the creation of a fake bank website and phone banking line to support the defrauding of a business person trying to provide $1.1m for the funding of a school in Qatar.

According to PUNCH, Mrozek, disclosed this in an emailed inquiry on Friday, confirming that it ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, to arrest Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, who is being wanted for his alleged role in a $1m scam allegedly perpetrated by Hushpuppi and others.

“A U.S. Magistrate Judge has issued arrest warrants for the defendants in the case, including Mr Kyari. This is standard operating procedure in nearly all of the criminal cases filed by this office.

“Hushpuppi is currently scheduled to be sentenced in late October,” Mrozek stated.

The court official, however, did not disclose whether Kyari must be in court with Hushpuppi by late October.

 

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