The United States District Court for the Central District of California has announced the postponement of the sentencing of Nigerian fraudster Ramon “Hushpuppi” Abbas, till July 11, 2022.
Justice Otis D. Wright reportedly granted the order after Hushpuppi’s lawyers led by Louis Shapiro requested for a postponement. He is expected to remain in custody in the intervening period of the delay.
Hushpuppi was previously scheduled to be sentenced on February 14, for scamming people on a global scale of no small money, ranging to millions of dollars. He pleaded guilty last year to the charges, seeking a lighter sentence.
“At the request of counsel, the sentencing is continued to July 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.,” the court document said after the decision was taken on February 2.
Hushuppi risks getting a 20 years jail sentence; a 3-year period of supervised release; a fine of $500,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offence.