The international cyber-fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, has claimed that he deserves a lesser sentence having pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering at a United States of America (USA).
Penpushing reports, Nigerian Instagram celebrity, made the request as the court fixed 7 November for his sentencing, while it is recalled that a team of America attorneys, led by Stephanie Christensen, has urged the court to sentence him to 135 months’ imprisonment.
The counsel of the accused Louis Shapiro, Hushpuppi in a court filings pointed out that the Attorney’s Office agreed to recommend that Abbas be sentenced to a term of imprisonment below the calculated range dictated by statute.
Penpushing further reports that, Shapiro giving a summary of his client’s argument, urged the court to depart and vary from the sentencing guideline factors in the plea agreement and based his contention on the grounds that Abbas showed an early acceptance of responsibility for the fraud.
The counsel determined to secure a lighter sentence for his client chronicled Hushpuppi’s family background, adding that the 39 –year- old Hushpuppi, is a devoted husband, father and son to his family.
“Mr Abbas, through his counsel, is entreatiing the court to vary from the calculated guideline range towards a 13-level reduction to 20 points (33-41) months. This reduction would also enable Mr Abbas to continue supporting his family in their time of need,” the court documents reads
Penpushing also reports that, the counsel in the document dated 5 September added that Abbas’ three children who live with their mothers in London, New York and Dubai depend on his continued support, stressing that he comes from a good family
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