The United States Attorney’s Office has set the 21st of September as the date that Yahoo Big Boy, also known as Hushpuppi, will be sentenced.
According to the United States Attorney’s office for the Central District of California in Los Angeles, the extravagant internet fruudster Ramon Abbas, also known on social media as Hushpuppi, will be sentenced on Wednesday, September 21.
On Friday, August 26, in response to an email enquiry by Channels Television, the Director of Media Relations at the court, Thom Mrozek, made this information publically available.
Since Hushpuppi’s conviction in 2021, the day on which he was scheduled to begin serving his sentence had been postponed three times. His sentencing was originally scheduled to take place on Valentine’s Day, February 14, but it was pushed out to July 11 and has now been moved to September 21.
Mrozek revealed that the suspect had long already pleaded guilty to the alleged $1.1 million fraud that occurred the previous year, and that the defendant will be sentenced later this year.
According to what he said, “Mr. Abbas is currently slated to have his sentencing hearing before a federal judge in Los Angeles on September 21.”
Hushpuppi had previously agreed to a deal with the prosecution in which he would plead guilty to the charges brought against him by the court. These charges included money laundering and wire fraud, amongst others.
According to the paperwork filed in the case, he faces the possibility of “twenty years in jail; a period of three years of supervised release; a fine of $500,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss that resulted from the offense.”
In June of 2020, he was one of 12 people who were detained in Dubai and then extradited to the United States to face charges.