A United States Central District Court in California has sentenced international fraudster Ramon Abass aka Hushpuppi to 11 years in prison for fraud and money laundering.
Hushpuppi will spend nine years in prison because he had spent two years already in the US following his arrest in Dubai in 2020.
The US Government last month urged the court to sentence the Nigerian to 135 months in jail for fraud.
It gave its reasons for proposing the equivalent of 11 years and three months jail time for Hushpuppi in its court filings.
The prosecutors stated that he claimed to be one of the best cleaners in the prison where he has been remanded since his arrest in 2021.
In September, Hushpuppi wrote a handwritten letter to Judge Otis Wright, begging the judge for mercy.
He apologised to his family members for bringing them shame while commending the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for doing a thorough job in bringing him to justice.
Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE) in June 2020 over an extensive fraudulent scheme that has robbed victims of their money in the US, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and other places.
He was taken to the US where he was charged with fraud and money laundering.
In July 2021, Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in money laundering.
He admitted to conspiring with multiple persons within and outside the US to launder the proceeds of the fraudulent scheme perpetrated against persons and businesses in different countries.