Hushpuppi’s trial suspended till 2021 over coronavirus pandemic

Hushpuppi’s trial suspended till 2021 over coronavirus pandemic

- Suspected internet fraudster Hushpuppi has seven months to worry over what his fate will be

- His trial in the United States has been suspended till May 4, 2021, seven months from now

- The young man was arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States, where he is being tried for fraudulent activities

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The trial of Raymond Igbalode, aka Hushpuppi, has been suspended till 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic the world is currently battling with.

The trial was earlier scheduled for October 13 after the suspect pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him.

Hushpuppi’s trial suspended till 2021 over coronavirus pandemic

Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States. Photo credit: @hushpuppi/Instagram
Source: Instagram

According to the orders of a district judge in California, Otis Wright, the trial will continue on May 4, 2021, Channels reports.

Briefly.co.za recalls that Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and extradited to the United States, where he is being tried for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering conspiracies, international money laundering and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity.

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Hushpuppi's lawyer, Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky and Berliner, argued that the popular Instagram star was not guilty of the fraud charges brought against him.

In an interview with Forbes, the lawyer said that the Nigerian has a legal business that he runs which is the source of his income.

Meanwhile, a Nigerian man did something very unusual as he was seen in a video selling the portrait of Hushppupi in traffic.

Apart from the fact that the young man was trying to make some money for himself by selling Hushpuppi's portrait, his action also implied that he saw the suspected fraudster as a legend whose portrait some people would be interested in hanging on the walls of their homes or offices.

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a Nigerian woman who gave birth to a set of triplets on Independence Day anniversary has received help from a Good Samaritan after her husband deserted her.

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The story of the woman was shared by a Facebook user identified as Shadrack Okpomhe, who said a man named Godsent M Sadoh indicated interest to help the new mum and fulfilled his promise.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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