Nigerian socialite Ramos Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for internet fraud and money laundering.
The 39-year-old internet sensation was first arrested in June 2020. He was initially scheduled for sentencing on February 14, 2022, after he pleaded guilty in 2021.
The date was then moved to July 11, 2022, before it was again postponed to September 21. His sentencing was again shifted to Nov. 7, 2022.
But it appears the much-anticipated judgment day came earlier than expected.
The United States Central District Court in California sentenced Hushpuppi to 11 years but indicated he would only stay in jail for 9 years since he has already done 2 years thus far.
Prior to this report, controversial investigative journalist Kemi Olunloyo had put out an update about Hushpuppi’s fate in a tweet on Tuesday.
Breaking the news, she tweeted: ”UPDATE Just like I predicted 10-15yrs, Hushpuppi is sentenced to 11 yrs in US federal prison. He will spend 9 yrs less the two years spent. Once released he will be deported to Nigeria or file asylum in ?? as he claims DCP Kyari will harm him and his family.”