From Prison to TV screens: 50 Cent set to create a series based on internet fraudster Hushpuppi

50 Cent, the American rapper, says he is making a series about Hushpuppi, the embattled internet fraudster.

The musician discussed the series in an Instagram post on Wednesday, just days after Hushpuppi was sentenced to prison.

However, 50 Cent did not reveal the nature of the series.

“For my scammers I gotta do this one, Hushpuppy series coming soon!” he wrote while sharing a photo of Hushpuppi.

50 Cents would not be the first person to try adapting Hushpuppi’s run-in with international law enforcement into a film.

In 2021, US-based Will Packer Productions and Nigerian Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Studios secured the rights to produce a film based on the Bloomberg report on the self-proclaimed worldwide scammer.

Hushpuppi and eleven of his colleagues were detained in the United Arab Emirates in June 2020 on suspicion of hacking, impersonation, scamming, banking fraud, and identity theft.

Hushpuppi pled guilty in 2021 to charges of money laundering.

He acknowledged to attempting to steal more than $1.1 million from an individual who sought to finance a school for children in Qatar.

According to a statement on the website of the United States Department of Justice, Hushpuppi duped his victim into supplying funds for the school by impersonating bank officials and building a fake website.

The defendant was sentenced to 11 years and three months in federal prison for money laundering last Monday.

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