Ramon Abass of Nigeria, also known online as Hushpuppi, was found guilty of fraud and money laundering by an American court and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
After being detained by Dubai police in June 2020 and being extradited to the US for a trial and sentencing, his sentencing occurs more than two years later.
Since that time, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has had custody of him.
Hushpuppi has been held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago for the past two years while the claim was being decided, thus according to the United States Central District Court in California, he will only spend 9 years in prison.
According to the court, Hushpuppi deceived unsuspecting victims on various dates between January 2019 and June 2020, stole their money, and then laundered the proceeds through banks throughout the world.
He was detained along with 11 other people.
However, the court withheld information regarding the specific prison where Hushpuppi will serve his nine-year term.
Hushpuppi was known for displaying his opulent lifestyle on social media before being arrested.
With the help of the photos, he rose to fame on social media, amassing over 2.5 million Instagram followers at the height of his fame.
Many people think that by attracting police to him, the photos ultimately contributed to his downfall.
Hushpuppi reportedly begged US Judge Otis Wright during his trial not to send him back to Nigeria.
He apparently worked closely with authorities as they looked into the allegations made against him.