The sentencing of Nigerian fraudster, Ramon Abass well known as Hushpuppi has been postponed by the United States Central District Court in California for the second time.
Judge Otis Wright has fixed September 21 as the new sentencing date for the Nigeria man who is facing criminal charges in the US.
The court’s announcement made June 24 read: “At the request of counsel, the Sentencing is CONTINUED to 9/21/2022 at 1:30 PM before Judge Otis D. Wright II, as to Defendant Ramon Olorunwa Abbas,” Premium Times reports.
According to court documents by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) to the multi-million-dollar fraud charges filed against him by the United States government, Hushpuppi pleaded guilty in April 2021.
A version of Hushpuppi’s plea agreement filed in June outlined his role in a school finance scheme, as well as several other cyber and business email compromise schemes that cumulatively caused more than $24 million in losses.
He also pleaded guilty to Count Two which is “Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering,” an offence that attracts a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment among other punishments including full restitution, his plea agreement with the U.S. government states in part.