According to the Central District of California’s US Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, is still scheduled to be sentenced on September 21, 2022.
Thom Mrozek, the director of media relations for the court, confirmed this on Friday in response to a Channels Television email.
Hushpuppi’s sentence date has been postponed by the court at least three times since his conviction last year for an alleged $1.1 million fraud. Initially set on February 14, Hushpuppi’s sentencing was later moved to July 11 and then rescheduled for September 21 of this year.
When asked when Hushpuppi, 39, would face his court term, Mrozek said that the suspect had long since entered a guilty plea last year and would receive his sentence later this year. On September 21, a federal judge in Los Angeles is going to sentence Mr. Abbas, the man claimed.
Hushpuppi had entered a plea bargain and pleaded guilty to charges including money laundering, wire fraud, amongst others brought against him by the court. In accordance to court documents, he 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”.
In June 2020, he and 12 other people were arrested in Dubai and later deported to the US for prosecution