Chicago foremost lawyer Gal Pissetzky, who’s representing Nigerian fraudster, Ramon Abbas Igbalode, higher often known as Hushpuppi, has stated his consumer is into legit companies and never fraud.
Hushpuppi, who was extradited to US from Dubai final week Thursday faces trial in Los Angeles, the place his case has been filed earlier than a US District Courtroom in Central District of California.
Pissetzky stated his consumer is “Completely not responsible of [the] expenses they’re accusing him of,” including, “[Abbas] was working a legit enterprise and a really legit Instagram account and didn’t participate in any rip-off or fraud.”
Talking about how Hushpuppi paid for his costly way of life, Pissetzky stated “He’s an entrepreneur. He has actual property involvement … [he’s] an Instagram persona. He was selling manufacturers and that’s how he was very legitimately making his cash.”
On his relationship with Premier League footballers Tammy Abraham and Ezri Konsa, his lawyer says, “Mr Abbas is mates with lots of people. Anyone who has that many followers – clearly he is aware of and has mates in a variety of locations … it’s all legit.”
Hushpuppi, 37, was arrested by the police in Dubai in June, alongside 11 individuals which included one other Nigerian – Olalekan Ponle – also called Woodberry.