Instagram influencer, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for fraud.
He was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment by the United States Central District Court in California.
However, Hushpuppi will spend nine years in jail as he had already spent two years in custody since his arrest in 2020.
The US government last month urged the District Court in Central California to sentence Hushpuppi, to 135 months in jail for fraud.
It gave its reasons for proposing the equivalent of 11 years and three months jail time for Mr Abbas in its court filings.
The prosecutors stated he was claimed to be one of the best cleaners in the prison where he has been remanded since his arrest in 2021.
It was gathered that his report card for Central Valley workshop for prisoners showed that, between July 2021 when he enrolled and November 2021 when he completed work, Hushpuppi put up “very good” in attitude, quality of work, dependability and productivity.
Arrested in Dubai in 2020 over an extensive fraudulent scheme that has robbed victims of their money in the U.S., Qatar, the United Kingdom, and other places, Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in money laundering.
He admitted to conspiring with multiple persons within and outside the U.S to launder the proceeds of the fraudulent scheme perpetrated against persons and businesses in different countries.