‘His Case Is Getting Better’ – Huspuppi’s Lawyer Gal Pissetzky Denies Dumping Him After Being Transferred To California To Face Trial
Suspected Nigerian fraudster, Ramoni Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi has been transferred from Chicago to California to face trial.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has accused Hushpuppi of funding his extravagant lifestyle from business email compromise frauds and other scams worth ‘hundreds of millions of dollars.’
He was extradited from United Arab Emirate (UAE) to the US after Dubai police caught up with him and other accomplices.
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Hushpuppi was recently denied bail by a Chicago court which ordered that he remains in detention till his next trial in California.
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Justice Gilbert who presided over his case in Chicago had said;
Accordingly, Defendant is ordered removed to the Central District of California in the custody of the U.S. Marshal forthwith. As provided by 18 U.S.C. § 3142(f), Defendant is remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal and shall remain in custody until further order of the Court.
The suspected Nigerian fraudster has now been moved to California, as confirmed by transfer documents signed by Thomas G. Bruton, the Clerk of the U.S Court in Chicago.
Meanwhile, Gal Pissetzky, a top Chicago lawyer who is representing suspected Internet fraudster has said his case is getting better though he was denied bail and transferred to California.
On Friday, he told the Punch that his services were still retained by Hushpuppi despite the transfer of case, denying reports that he had dumped the suspect.
He should be would still be standing for him where the case has been transferred to, saying Hushpuppi still stands a good chance of being acquitted.
I am still representing him. I will be in California for the case. Our legal system is quite different from yours. That he was denied bail does not mean his case is getting worse. Actually, I think it’s getting better. I am not, however, allowed to comment on the facts of the case.
There is no new evidence put forward by the FBI at this point. Whatever news report that suggests things are getting worse for him is not true.
The 37-year-old and his gang were alleged to have defrauded 1,926,400 people from different parts of the world and stolen about 1.6bn Dirham (N168bn).
The FBI alleged that Hushpuppi also attempted to dupe an English Premier League football club of £100m (N48.4bn).