The United States Attorney’s Office at the central district of California , has revealed that the self-confessed international fraudster, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, will be sentenced in October.
The court’s director of media relations, Thom Mrozek, also confirmed that a directive was issued to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the arrest of a top Nigeria detective, Abba Kyari.
“A U.S. Magistrate Judge has issued arrest warrants for the defendants in the case, including Mr Kyari.
“This is standard operating procedure in nearly all of the criminal cases filed by this office. Hushpuppi is currently scheduled to be sentenced in late October” he said.
Hushpuppi, who was arrested in Dubai in June 2020, for cyber fraud, was reported to have claimed that bribed the deputy commissioner of police (DCP) to arrest Kelly Chibuzo, his accomplishments.
Although Kyari dismissed the allegations, an investigation by the FBI claimed the detective collaborated with Hushpuppi to facilitate the arrest of Chibuzo.
Hushpuppi was arrested alongside 11 of his associates over allegations bordering on hacking, impersonation, scamming, banking fraud, and identity theft.
He was extradited to the US after the UAE police detailed his arrest in a special operation dubbed ‘Fox Hunt 2.’
He was accused of defrauding 1.9 million persons to the tune of N168 billion.
The embattled Instagram celebrity had recently pleaded guilty to the money laundering charges against him, risking 20 years imprisonment.