Hushpuppi Finally Released From US Prison? Fact Emerges
Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” began serving an 11-year prison sentence in the USA in November 2022 for for conspiring to launder tens of millions of dollars from online scams
However, posts recently surfaced online that he had been released from prison
Topnewstv.com.ng fact-checked the claim, which has been making the rounds on social media
Washington, D.C., United States – A few days ago, claims surfaced that convicted international fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, had been released from prison.
Topnewstv.com.ng observed that a lot of social media users have been recirculating the claim.
Hushpuppi hasn’t been released from prison
It would be recalled that Hushpuppi was sentenced in November 2022 in Los Angeles to more than 11 years in federal prison.
He was “one of the most prolific money launderers in the world”, according to US investigators.
He was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in June 2020, and subsequently flown to the US for trial.
The 40-year-old eventually pleaded guilty to multi-million-dollar fraud charges, but that did not stop the United States district court from jailing him.
One of the posts insinuating Hushpuppi had regained freedom reads:
Another post by one X (formerly Twitter) user, Godfrey Osas, reads:
“Jail term completed, Hushpuppi has finally been released!! #hushpuppi.”