The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has announced an investigation into a viral video showing someone, believed to be convicted internet fraudster Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, hosting a feast inside what is reported as his detention facility at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Despite serving an 11-year sentence, Hushpuppi’s alleged celebration for Tunde Ednut’s birthday stirred controversy, with fans and celebrities participating in the event.
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The U.S. Bureau of Prisons takes the matter seriously and has assigned its investigative department to ascertain the facts or lack thereof about the viral video. Hushpuppi’s recent appeal to reduce his 11-year sentence based on good behavior during incarceration was dismissed by the Appeals Court for the Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles.
Hushpuppi’s ally, Mr. Woodberry, also sought a sentence reduction, claiming a miscalculation. Woodberry, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud, is serving an eight-year jail term.
The investigations unfold amidst controversies surrounding the perceived comforts within the detention facility and raise questions about the treatment of high-profile convicts in U.S. prisons.