Rumors of Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, aka Hushpuppi ‘s release, went viral on social media on Wednesday, followed by screenshots from the website of the Office of Prisons.
Hushpuppi was released on July 20, according to information on the web site.
SPORTYWAP has, however, ascertained that the 37-year-old was transferred only to California.
SPORTYWAP announced on July 4 that the U.S. Department for Justice had said Hushpuppi faced a maximum prison term of 20 years.
The DOJ announced his arrival in Chicago but indicated that “in the coming weeks it is expected that he will be moved to Los Angeles.”
FBI’s Special Agent, Andrew John Innocenti, said in a criminal complaint filed before the United States District Court for the Central District of California that “beginning no later than October 15, 2019, and continuing through at least October 17, 2019, in the county of Los Angeles, in the Central District of California, and elsewhere, the defendant conspired to launder proceeds fraudulently obtained from a law firm.”
Hushpuppi’s case has now been transferred from Illinois, Chicago to the Central District of California for prosecution.
The 37-year-old and Olakekan Jacob, aka Woodberry were extradited to the United States, after they were apprehended by Dubai Police, following investigations into several online fraud targeting individuals and companies.