Alledged Fraud: United States Moves Hushpuppi Trial to 2021


The United States has moved the trial of Nigerian Internet celebrity Hushpuppi, earlier scheduled to commence this month to next year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The suspension is contained in the orders of a district judge in California, Otis Wright, released on September 23.

Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Abass, is being tried on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering conspiracies, international money laundering, and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity.

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His case was originally fixed for October 13 after he earlier pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed against.

The trial will now continue on May 4, 2021.


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