For the fourth time, a United States Central District Court in California has postponed the sentence of suspected fraudster Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi.
According to Premium Times, trial judge Otis Wright has set November 7, 2022, as the new date for Hushpuppi’s sentencing.
The court’s notification said, “COUNSEL ARE NOTIFIED, the Sentencing is CONTINUED to November 7, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. relating to Defendant Ramon Olorunwa Abbas.”
Judge Wright first shifted the sentencing hearing from February 14 to July 11 before moving it to September 21 and now November 7.
Hushpuppi, 39, was detained in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in June 2020 together with 12 other people on suspicion of hacking, impersonation, fraud in the financial sector, and identity theft. Hushpuppi was later transferred to the US for trial.
Following his detention in a special operation known as “Fox Hunt 2,” where he was suspected of scamming 1.9 million people out of N168 billion, the UAE police outlined his extradition to the US.
He consented to enter a guilty plea to the multimillion-dollar fraud allegations brought against him by the American government in July 2021.
Abass then went into a plea bargain arrangement with the US authorities in July 2021, hoping for a lesser sentence.
According to court documents, he faces 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $500,000 fine or twice the gross gain or loss resulting from the offense.