50 centshas announced plans to release a series of films based on notorious Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abass aka Hushpuppi.American rapper and producer, Curtis James Jackson III, popularly known as
Remind that Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in June 2020 for defrauding more than 1.9 million people, the majority of whom were Americans.
He was then extradited to the United States for trial on July 3 of the same year.
A United States District Court sitting in the Central District of California on Monday sentenced Hushpuppi to 11 years and three months after being convicted of laundering the proceeds of a school funding scam, compromising professional email and other fraudulent computer schemes.
Sharing photos of the convict, 50 Cent let it be known via his Instagram account on Wednesday that he was working on a movie project based on Hushpuppi’s story.
The G-Unit Records founder wrote in the caption, “To my scammers, gotta do this one. The Hushpuppi series is coming soon! GLG, Green Light Gang, I don’t miss it. #Bransoncognac #lecheminduroi #gunitfilmandtv.”
Recall that a US court in Los Angeles, California, on Monday sentenced Hushpuppi to more than 135 months – more than 11 years – in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II ordered the convict to pay $1,732,841 in restitution to two fraud victims.
The judge said Hushpuppi conspired to launder tens of millions of dollars through online scams and flaunted his luxurious, crime-funded lifestyle on social media.
He pleaded guilty in April 2021 to one count of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, 10 months after his arrest in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in June 2020.
Hushpuppi has remained in US federal custody since his deportation from the United Arab Emirates.
“Abbas bragged on social media about his lavish lifestyle — a lifestyle funded by his involvement in transnational fraud and money laundering conspiracies targeting victims around the world,” the prosecutor said. American Martin Estrada.
“Money laundering and business email compromise scams are a huge international crime problem, and we will continue to work with our law enforcement and international partners to identify and prosecute those involved, wherever ‘they lie.’
Ahead of its final decision on Monday, the court postponed Hushpuppi’s sentencing date at least five times in 2022 alone. Hushpuppi was originally scheduled to be sentenced on February 14, but it was moved to July 11 and September 21 before being rescheduled for November 3 and finally November 7.