Hushpuppi claims to be one of the best jail bathroom cleaners and implores the judge to balance justice with mercy.
Before being sentenced later this month, Ramon “Hushpuppi” Abbas has pleaded with US Judge Otis Wright to show mercy and give him a shorter prison term. He claims that after performing well in cleaning activities, he has changed for the better.
According to Hushpuppi’s record, which was sent to the Peoples Gazette as part of his memo disputing the prosecutors’ recommended sentences, he functioned well and got along well with other prisoners.
His report card for the Central Valley Workshop for Prisoners revealed that between July 2021, when he enrolled, and November 2021, when he finished work, the Internet fraudster demonstrated “very good” attitude, quality of work, dependability, and productivity.
In the document provided on September 5, Mr. Abbas’ attorney Louis Shapiro stated, “He is actively working within his prison washing windows and showers—for which he has earned wonderful personal assessments.”
The proper sentence for Mr. Abbas, who was initially detained in Dubai in June 2020 and abruptly relocated to the prison in the United States as his trial progressed, has been the subject of debate between the prosecution and the defense.
While the prosecution, which was spearheaded by assistant U.S. attorney Khaldoun Shobaki, sought an 11-year sentence as well as $2.2 million in restitution and fines, Mr. Shapiro argued that his client had transformed while in jail and should receive a sentence of only approximately two years.
Mr. Shapiro added that Hushpuppi must take care of his ailing parents in Nigeria as well as his three young children who live in London, the United States, and Dubai.
On September 21, Mr. Wright is due to hear the prosecution’s and defense’s arguments regarding the appropriate sentence before rendering his decision.