Hushpuppi faces 20-year jail term in US – Official | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Nigerian Instagram celebrity Ramon Olorunwa Abbas a.k.a. “Ray Hushpuppi” faces may be sentenced to 20 years jail term in the United States.

Hushpuppi is facing criminal charges alleging he conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams.

“If convicted of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, Abbas would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison,” US Department of Justice said in a statement on Friday.

FBI’s Special Agent Andrew John Innocenti said in a criminal complaint filed before the United States District Court for the Central District of California that “beginning no later than October 15, 2019, and continuing through at least October 17, 2019, in the county of
Los Angeles, in the Central District of California, and elsewhere, the defendant conspired to launder proceeds
fraudulently obtained from a law firm.”

Hushpuppi was arrested in a Dubai hotel in June and was…



Source: Guardian Newspaper