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U.S. Court postpones sentencing of Hushpuppi till July 11

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.

Judge Otis D. Wright in Los Angeles granted the order after Hushpuppi’s lawyers led by Louis Shapiro entered a request for postponement.

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.

However, Hushpuppi pleaded guilty last year to the charges, seeking a lighter sentence, he his expected to remain in custody till the intervening period of delay.

“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.

Nigerian police chief Abba Kyari and several other Nigerian co-conspirators of Hushpuppi have either been indicted and at large or currently facing charges at different courts over the intercontinental conspiracy that spanned several years.

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