Hushpuppi Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi, a Nigerian influencer, has pled guilty to money laundering in a US court.

Hushpuppi, 37, is known for documenting his opulent lifestyle on Instagram, where he has 2.5 million followers.

Hushpuppi’s misdeeds cost victims about $24 million (£17 million), according to court filings filed in California.

According to the records, Hushpuppi attempted to steal more than $1.1 million from someone who wished to build a new children’s school in Qatar.

He pleaded guilty to this offense on April 20, according to court records published this week.

According to the documents, Hushpuppi and others targeted various individuals and laundered the criminal funds between 18 January 2019 and 9 June 2020.

He could face up to 20 years in prison, according to the report, and will be required to “make full reparation to the victim(s).”

In June 2020, Hushpuppi was apprehended in Dubai, where he resided.

Hushpuppi and others allegedly fabricated the school’s finance “by playing the roles of bank officials and establishing a false website,” according to acting US Attorney Tracy Wilkinson.

“They bribed a foreign official to keep the intricate ruse continuing after the victim was tipped off,” according to the report.

Hushpuppi “financed his affluent lifestyle by laundering unlawful proceeds generated by con artists,” she claimed, adding that he “played a substantial role” in the scheme.

*This article was written by Agencies for Uzalendo News.  Email: uzalendonews@gmail.com for News tips and Inquiries.

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