A court sitting in the United States of America has sentenced a notorious Nigerian Instagram influencer and internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, who is notoriously known as Hushpuppi to jail for 11 years and three months in the US, for his numerous fraud cases over the years.
The Los Angeles judge also ordered the internet fraudster to pay the sum of $1,732,841 as a restitution to two victims of his fraudulent crimes.
Assistant Director of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, Don Alway, in a court document issued on Monday said: “Ramon Abbas… targeted both American and international victims, becoming one of the most prolific money launderers in the world.”
He added: “Abbas leveraged his social media platforms… to gain notoriety and to brag about the immense wealth he acquired by conducting business email compromise scams, online bank heists and other cyber-enabled fraud that financially ruined scores of victims and provided assistance to the North Korean regime.
“This significant sentence is the result of years’ worth of collaboration among law enforcement in multiple countries and should send a clear warning to international fraudsters that the FBI will seek justice for victims, regardless of whether criminals operate within or outside United States borders.”
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