Showing posts with label Gal Pissetzky. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gal Pissetzky. Show all posts

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Hushpuppi not released yet, says US lawyer



Gal Pissetzky, the legal representative of suspected Internet fraudster, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi, has said the suspect is on his way to California, United States of America, for trial.

He told Newsmen on Wednesday night that Hushpuppi had not been released as being speculated in some quarters.

Saturday, 18 July 2020

The case is just getting better - Hushpuppi's lawyer, Gal Pissetzky reacts



The case is just getting better - Hushpuppi's lawyer, Gal Pissetzky reacts to report that he dumped the alleged fraudster

Gal Pissetzky, a top Chicago lawyer who is representing suspected Internet fraudster, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi, has said that his case is getting better though he was denied bail and transferred to California.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

FBI kidnapped my client from Dubai – Hushpuppi’s Lawyer



Gal Pissetzky, lawyer to Nigerian suspected international fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi, has said that his client was kidnapped by the FBI from Dubai and taken to the US.

Hushpuppi and another cyber-heist suspect, Olalekan Jacob Ponle, also known as Mr Woodberry were arrested in Dubai, where they lived, in June.

They were later taken to the US where they appeared in a Chicago court on 3 July. The US and UAE have no existing extradition treaty but Dubai police said the two suspected fraudsters were extradited to the US.

The BBC quoted a spokesman for the US Department of Justice as saying that Hushpuppi was expelled from Dubai and was not extradited.

Speaking with the BBC, Hushpuppi’s lawyer Pissetzky, said, “In my opinion, the FBI and the government here acted illegally when they kidnapped him from Dubai without any legal process to do so. “There was no extradition, there were no legal steps taken, there were no court documents filed, it was simply a call to the FBI. He is not a citizen of the United States, the US had absolutely no authority to take him.”

Gal Pissetzky had earlier told Forbes that Hushpuppi, is not a fraudster.

Pissetzky said that the internet celebrity is a legitimate businessman who deals on real estate, according to Forbes.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Hushpuppi was running a legitimate business and a very legitimate Instagram account - Lawyer, Gal Pissetzky



Gal Pissetzky, lawyer to self-proclaimed ‘Billionaire Gucci Master’ Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi has defended him amid allegations of being involved in fraud and money laundering.

Hushpuppi's lawyer who spoke to Forbes, insisted that he is “an entrepreneur” who made his money legitimately through “real estate” and his work “promoting brands” as an “Instagram personality.”

Recall that an FBI affidavit alleges that the suspected Nigerian fraudster “conspired to launder funds stolen in a $14.7 million cyber-heist from a foreign financial institution.” The date and amount mentioned in the affidavit matches that of the attack on Malta’s Bank of Valletta in February 2019.

He was also accused of being involved in a fraudulent scheme which defrauded a New York-based law firm of approximately $922,800 through a combination of computer hacking and social engineering.

Pissetzky told Forbes that his client was running a legitimate business and a very legitimate Instagram account, and did not take part in any scam or fraud. He said;

“Absolutely not guilty of [the] charges they are accusing him of. Abbas was running a legitimate business and a very legitimate Instagram account and did not take part in any scam or fraud.” On how Abbas paid for his lifestyle, Pissetzky said; “He's an entrepreneur. He has real estate involvement ... [he's] an Instagram personality. He was promoting brands and that's how he was very legitimately making his money.”

On his relationship with Premier League footballers Tammy Abraham and Ezri Konsa, his lawyer added;

“Mr Abbas is friends with a lot of people. Somebody who has that many followers – obviously he knows and has friends in a lot of places ... it's all legitimate.”

Hushpuppi who is currently being held at MCC Chicago pending a bail hearing, faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison. A hearing in Chicago on Monday July 13, will determine if Abbas will be detained pending trial.
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