Embattled Nigerian ‘big boy’, Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas has begged US District Judge Otis Wright to temper justice with mercy and give him a shorter prison sentence before his sentencing later this month, claiming that he had changed after excelling in cleaning activities.
Hushpuppi’s record, according to the Peoples Gazette which was obtained as part of his memorandum opposing prosecutors’ sentencing recommendations, demonstrated that he performed well and interacted well with other inmates.
Hushpuupi’s Central Valley workshop for prisoners reports card revealed that the Internet fraudster performed “very well” in attitude, quality of work, dependability, and productivity between July 2021, when he enrolled, and November 2021, when he completed work.
In his submission, Mr. Abbas’ lawyer Louis Shapiro said;
“He is currently working within his prison cleaning windows and showers—for which he has received great personal evaluations.”
The prosecution and defense have been arguing about the appropriate sentence for Mr Abbas, who was arrested in Dubai in June 2020 and then transferred to a prison in the United States as his trial progressed.
While the prosecution, led by Assistant US Attorney Khaldoun Shobaki, sought 11 years in prison and $2.2 million in restitution and fines, Mr Shapiro argued that his client had changed in prison and should be given a sentence of about two years.
Mr. Shapiro also stated that Mr. Abbas is responsible for three minor children in London, the United States, and Dubai, as well as his ailing parents in Nigeria.