Recall that a month ago that the court postponed the sentencing of Hushpuppi to 21st September, after postponing it twice. Read here
However, in a new development, Glamsquad reports that Judge Otis Wright announced that Hushpuppi will now be sentenced on Monday, 7th November 2022.
“COUNSEL ARE NOTIFIED, the Sentencing is CONTINUED to November 7, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. as to Defendant Ramon Olorunwa Abbas.”
Recall that Hushpuppi met his waterloo when he was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE) in June 2020, and flown to the U.S. where he pleaded guilty to the charges against him in July 2021 and was ordered to remain in custody pending sentencing.
A version of Hushpuppi’s plea agreement filed in June outlined his role in a school finance scheme, as well as several other cyber and business email compromise schemes that cumulatively caused more than $24 million in losses.
He pleaded guilty to Count Two which is “Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering,” an offence that attracts a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment among other punishments including full restitution, his plea agreement with the U.S. government states in part.
Hushpuppi allegedly faked the financing of a Qatari school by playing the roles of bank officials and creating a bogus website in a scheme that also bribed a foreign official to keep the elaborate pretence going after the victim was tipped off.
The sentencing hearing was initially moved by Judge Wright from 14th February to 11th July. It was then moved to 21st September at the counsel’s request.