Hushpuppi sentenced to 135 months in prison, ordered to pay $1.7m restitution

Ramon Abbas Olorunwa, better known on Instagram as Hushpuppi, was eventually given an 11 years and three months federal prison sentence for conspiring to launder tens of millions of dollars from online sc@ms by a United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Hushpuppi was sentenced by United States District Judge Otis D. Wright II on Monday. In addition, the judge mandated that Hushpuppi pay $1,732,841 in restitution to two victims of f@ud. Recall that Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to money laundering in April 2021. He was detained by the federal government after being expelled from the United Arab Emirates when he was apprehended in Dubai in June 2020.

According to court records in California, he acknowledged to trying to steal more than $1.1 million from someone who wished to build a new children’s school in Qatar. According to a statement from the then-acting US Attorney Tracy Wilkinson on the website of the US justice department, the fraudster deceived his victim into giving money to the school “by playing the roles of bank officials and building a phony website”.

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