The trial of the popular instagram celebrity Ramon Igbalode Abbas also known as Hushpuppi has began in the United States,US.
According to a press release by the US Department of Justice, Hushpuppi was arraigned in a US Court in Chicago for the first time today, Friday.
“Hushpuppi Nigerian national, arrived in Chicago Thursday evening after being expelled from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abbas made his initial U.S. court appearance this morning in Chicago, and he is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
If convicted he may likely get a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal the, statment revealed
An affidavit, alongside a criminal complaint filed in court by the U.S. authorities alleges that Mr Hushpuppi alongside others used the internet to steal millions of dollars from people and companies.
They also accused him of attempting to dupe an English Premier league football club of £100
The US said he funded his extravagant lifestyle with stolen money.
“The FBI led the investigation of Hushpuppi and the United States Secret Service was also involved and provided substantial assistance.
Hushpuppi was known for displaying his wealth on instagram where he showcases luxury outfits and accessories from top designers in the world as well as very expensive cars.
He was arrested last month in Dubai by the Dubai Police and recently handed over to the US Federal Bureau of Investigations.