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Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, is a Nigerian influencer who rose to fame by flaunting his luxurious lifestyle on social media.

However, he was arrested in Dubai in June 2020 and extradited to the United States to face charges of conspiracy to engage in money laundering

There have been rumors circulating on social media that Hushpuppi has been released from jail. In this article, we will fact-check these rumors and provide an update on Hushpuppi’s current status.

Summary Table

ClaimVerdict
Hushpuppi has been released from jailFalse
Hushpuppi was sentenced to 11 years in prisonTrue
Hushpuppi was ordered to pay $1,732,841 in restitution to two fraud victimsTrue

Hushpuppi’s Sentencing

Contrary to the rumors, Hushpuppi has not been released from jail. In fact, he was sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder tens of millions of dollars from online scams. United States District Judge Otis D. Wright II sentenced Hushpuppi and ordered him to pay $1,732,841 in restitution to two fraud victims. Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to engage in money laundering in April 2021. He has been in federal custody since his expulsion from the UAE in June 2020.

Operation Top Dog

Hushpuppi was investigated by the FBI as part of Operation Top Dog, which targeted international money laundering and cyber fraud schemes. The FBI worked with the government of the United Arab Emirates and the Dubai Police Department to apprehend Hushpuppi. Don Alway, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, described Hushpuppi as “one of the most prolific money launderers in the world”.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the rumors that Hushpuppi has been released from jail are false. He was sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder tens of millions of dollars from online scams. Hushpuppi has been in federal custody since his expulsion from the UAE in June 2020. The FBI investigated Hushpuppi as part of Operation Top Dog, which targeted international money laundering and cyber fraud scheme

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