A Nigerian influencer named Ramon Abbas — also known by his Instagram handle, “Hushpuppi” — has been sentenced to 135 months in federal prison for money laundering and internet fraud, the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California announced in a statement on Monday. Abbas, 40, was also ordered to pay $1.7 million in restitution to two fraud victims, per the statement. He was taken into federal custody in June 2020 after he was arrested in Dubai and expelled from the United Arab Emirates.
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