A popular Nigerian socialite and internet sensationalist, who is popularly known as Hushpuppi, has bagged 11 years of imprisonment over fraud and money laundering.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Hushpuppi was jailed by the United States Central District Court in California.
It would be recalled that in June 2020, the Nigerian socialite was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, for an extensive fraud scheme where he robbed many nationals of the US, Qatar, the United Kingdom and many others using the internet.
The Dubai authority extradited him to the United States, where he was docked for money laundering and fraud. The social media celebrity pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in money laundering with many people within and outside the US.
However, Hushpuppi was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment after appealing to US Judge Otis Wright to tamper justice with mercy as he scored high in cleaning activities while in prison.