Hushpuppi arraigned in U.S., faces 20 years in prison if convicted

Suspected Nigerian web fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly often called Hushpuppi, might get a most sentence of 20 years in federal prison if convicted, the U.S. authorities has stated.

Mr Abbas, 37, who was a resident in Dubai, was identified for residing an extravagant life-style and flaunting it on social media.

Hushpuppi was arrested lately in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and extradited to the U.S.


He made his first look in a U.S courtroom, Friday morning, in Chicago, based on a press launch from the U.S Department of Justice.

He can be transferred to Los Angeles in the approaching days, the discharge stated.

An affidavit, alongside a felony criticism filed in courtroom by the U.S. authorities, alleges that Mr Abbas and others used the internet to steal millions of {dollars} from people and companies.


The American authorities stated Mr Abbas funded his extravagant life-style with stolen cash.

“The FBI led the investigation of Abbas, and the United States Secret Service was additionally concerned and supplied substantial help.

“The FBI thanks the federal government of the United Arab Emirates and the Dubai Police Department for his or her substantial help,” the assertion stated.

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