The United States District Court for the Central District of California has postponed the sentencing of Ramon Abbas, Popularly known as “Hushpuppi” till July 11, 2022.
The order which was granted by Justice Otis D. Wright was issued after Hushpuppi’s lawyers led by Louis Shapiro entered a request for postponement. He is expected to remain in custody in the intervening period of the delay.
The Nigerian Internet fraudster was previously scheduled to be sentenced on February 14 for duping people across different continents to the tune of millions of dollars. He pleaded guilty last year to the charges, seeking a lighter sentence.
Hushpuppi risks getting a 20 years jail sentence; a 3-year period of supervised release; a fine of #236.5 Million or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offense.
“At the request of counsel, the sentencing is continued to July 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.,” the court document said after the decision was taken on February 2.