Ramon Abbas, better known by his online handle Hushpuppi, has had his verified Instagram account deactivated.
Hushpuppi is currently facing charges in the US of fraud-related offences.
Recall that a joint team from the Dubai Police and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Hushpuppi in June 2020 in Dubai for alleged internet fraud.
Later, Hushpuppi was extradited to the US and charged with a number of offences including hacking, impersonation, scamming banking fraud, and identity theft.
Hushpuppi was detained and put on trial, but Instagram still permitted him to post videos and pictures as long as he did not represent any harmful entities or people.
The social media site, however, appears to have reconsidered its choice to keep Hushpuppi’s account active.