The sentencing of self-confessed internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas alias Hushpuppi, has been slated for October this year. This is according to the United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California.
The court’s Director of Media Relations, Thom Mrozek, disclosed this to Punch on Friday, 30 July.
The court also confirmed that it ordered the FBI to arrest Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, for his alleged role in a $1m scam allegedly perpetrated by Hushpuppi and five others.
“A U.S. Magistrate Judge has issued arrest warrants for the defendants in the case, including Mr Kyari. This is a 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.
Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai in July 2020 for a multi-millionaire dollar fraud perpetrated by him and members of his syndicate. This week he pleaded guilty to various offenses bordering on internet scam, money laundering, among others.
His plea bargain document which was released online this week was signed by Hushpuppi, his lawyer, Loius Shapiro; and Acting United States Attorney, Tracy Wilkison, among others.
Journalist Evan Ratiff who shared copies of the agreement had revealed that Hushpuppi could face up to 20 years in prison at sentencing. The agreement he entered is limited to United States Attorney’s Office and not binding to other federal, state, local or foreign prosecuting authorities.