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Hushpuppi Uses Bathroom, Toilet Cleaning In US Prison To Beg Judge For Mercy


Sep 8, 2022

Applause As Hushpuppi Emerges Best Bathroom, Toilet Cleaner In US Prison

Renowned internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas who is better known as Hushpuppi, has appealed for leniency in his pending sentence before a US court judge using services such as bathroom cleaning and improved relationship at the United States (US) prison where he is currently being remanded as a basis.

Naija News reports that the Nigerian man is facing criminal charges in the US following his arrest over conspiracy to launder money obtained fraudulently from business emails among others.

The 39-year-old was first arrested in Dubai in June 2020 and summarily transferred to the prison in the U.S. as his trial continued.

A report surfacing in the public domain on Thursday, however, claimed that the internet fraudster put up a good attitude at the prison as he is reportedly becoming a better version of himself.

Hushpuppis’s counsel was said to have appealed to US Judge, Otis Wright to temper justice with mercy and hand the confessed fraudster a lighter jail term ahead of his sentencing later this month.

According to him, Hushpuppi had become a changed person after scoring high in cleaning activities.

Peoples Gazette claimed that Hushpuppi’s record as seen by its platform in part of his memorandum countering sentencing recommendations of prosecutors showed he performed well and related well with other inmates.

His report card for the Central Valley workshop for prisoners showed the Internet fraudster put up a very good attitude, quality of work, dependability and productivity between July 2021 when he enrolled and November 2021 when he completed work.

“He is currently working within his prison cleaning windows and showers—for which he has received great personal evaluations,” Hushpuppi’s defence lawyer, Louis Shapiro reportedly wrote in the memorandum dated September 5.

Naija News understands that there has been a series of arguments between the prosecution and defence over the appropriate sentencing for Hushpuppi since his arrest.

The prosecution led by assistant U.S. attorney Khaldoun Shobaki is said to have demanded 11 years in prison and $2.2 million in restitution and fines.

Shapiro, however, argued that his client had become a changed person in prison and should be handed a lighter sentence of about two years in prison.

Mr Shapiro also said Mr Abbas has three minor children in London, U.S. and Dubai to care for, as well as his ailing parents in Nigeria. Wright is scheduled to hear the sentencing arguments of the prosecution and defence on September 21 before delivering his judgement in the matter.

Hushpuppi: US Speaks On Rejection Of Abba Kyari’s Extradition 

In August, the United States Government commented on the rejection of the application by the Nigerian Government seeking permission to extradite the detained Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, to the United States of America.

In a short statement obtained by journalists, the US Department of Justice said as a matter of policy, it would not comment on the case until Kyari is successfully extradited.

Naija News understands that the spokesperson, US Department of Justice’s Senior Communications Advisor for International Law Enforcement, Nicole Oxman, made the disclosure to newsmen via an email.

Oxman wrote, “As a matter of policy, the US Department of Justice generally does not comment on extradition-related matters until a defendant is in the United States.”

This article was originally published on Naija News