Arrested alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, is to plead guilty to charges including wire fraud, money laundering, felony and others brought against him by the United States District Court for the Central District Of California.
Hushpuppi, 37 years old was arrested in Dubai in June 2020 alongside 12 other members of his crew. The Dubai Police later handed them over to the FBI in the United States and they had since been arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering, among others.
But in a plea agreement document signed by Hushpuppi; his lawyer, Loius Shapiro; Acting United States Attorney, Tracy Wilkison, Hushpuppi consented to plead guilty as charged.
According to the document, Hushpuppi risks “20 years’ imprisonment; a 3-year period of supervised release; a fine of $500,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offence”.
“Defendant (Hushpuppi) admits that defendant is, in fact, guilty of the offence to which defendant is agreeing to plead guilty.