HUSHPUPPI: US Attorney Good To Defend Fraud Allegations

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The legal representative of alleged Internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, Gal Pissetzky, has said he has a good chance of beating the fraud allegations against him.

Pissetzky, a top Chicago-based criminal defence attorney, who has been involved in many notable cases in the United States of America, said he planned to put up vigorous defence to get his client out of the case.

Hushpuppi was arrested by the Dubai authorities in a sting operation.

Together with his gang, the 37-year-old was alleged to have defrauded  1,926,400 people from different parts of the world and stolen about 1.6bn Dirham (N168bn).

The Dubai police later handed him over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US, where he was arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering, among others.

The FBI also alleged that Hushpuppi attempted to defraud an English Premier League football club of £100m (N48.4bn).

Pissetzky told Forbes that the suspect was not guilty of the crimes.

Asked if he would consider a plea bargain with the system to reduce Abbas’ sentence, Pissetzky said it was a discussion between him and his client.

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