American rapper 50Cent set to make TV series about internet fraudster, Hushpuppi
American rapper and producer, Curtis Jackson better known as 50Cent has revealed his intentions to make a TV series about the popular convicted fraudster, Hushpuppi.
Hushpuppi was arrested in 2020 on several counts of cybercrime. He filed a guilty plea to charges of multi-million dollar fraud in April 2021.
Ten months after his June 2020 arrest in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abbas pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to conduct money laundering.
A few days ago, the United States District Court sitting in the Central District of California sentenced the convicted Hushpuppi to 11 years and three months in federal prison for conspiring to launder tens of millions of dollars from online scams.
Following his sentence, 50cent in an Instagram post threw back to when Hushpuppi was living a flamboyant lifestyle and in his caption, wrote: “For my scammers, and gotta do this one. Hushpuppi series coming soon…”
Meanwhile, recall that Nigerian media mogul, Mo Abudu had announced a collaboration with American film producer, Will Packer on a project which centers around the story of the incarcerated Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi.
Explaining why she was partnering with the Will Packer Production to turn Hushpuppi’s fraud case into a movie titled “The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master”, she said when Hushpuppi’s story made headlines in the year 2020, she pitched the story idea to Will Power-Packer and James Lopez, and they bought the idea.
She added that Hushpuppi’s story is based on a real person whose story is already partly known to the world, but the film gives them a real chance to tell a cautionary tale about a character formed by his environment and life choices.