The friends and associates of the disgraced Instagram sensation, Ramon Abbas, popularly called Hushpuppi, celebrated him on his birthday.
Recall that Hushpuppi is currently on trial in the United States for wire fraud and related offences against the US citizens as the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) seeks for his prosecution.
While several of his friends abandoned him in the wake of his arrest, including his girlfriend, there are still some of his associates who still hold him in high regards.
One of such was Samlarry Eletu, with Instagram handle @samlarryy.
Eletu took to his over 109,000 followers handle and penned a birthday wish to Hushpuppi
Happy birthday my lovely brother ❤️✌️
Two days ago, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the trial has been moved to 2021.
According to the chambers orders of Judge Otis Wright released September 23, the jury trial will continue by 9:00 a.m. on May 4, 2021.
In June, the 37-year-old was arrested in Dubai by some special operatives including the Emerati police officers and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) operatives.
The FBI’s investigation, according to the affidavit obtained by Freelanews, revealed that Abbas financed this extravagant lifestyle through crime.
He is alleged to be the leader of a mafia that facilitates computer intrusion, Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud and money laundering.
His targeted victims, majorly in the U.S, have been duped of hundreds of millions of dollars, the FBI claimed.
In July, Mr Abbas alongside Olalekan Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, was extradited to Chicago in the United States where he was first arraigned.
If convicted, the one-time Instagram sensation might spend the next 20 years in the U.S federal prison.