Fraudster Hushpuppi temporarily escapes sentencing
Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, escapes sentencing on Thursday for his internet fraud crimes.
The United States Attorney’s Office, California, said Abbas would now be sentenced in July.
PUNCH reported that Thom Mrozeke, the court’s Director of Media Relations, told it of the development in an email.
“The sentencing hearing that was scheduled for later this month has been delayed,” Mrozek told The PUNCH.
Trial Judge Otis D. Wright in Los Angeles granted request from Louis Shapiro, Abbas lawyer, for the extension.
“At the request of counsel, the sentencing is continued to July 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. It is so ordered,” said the judge, in the report.
Abbas has pleaded to a plea bargain and could be in jail for 20 years. Other terms of the bargain states 3-year period of supervised release; a fine of $500,000 or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the offence