Nigerian accused cyber criminal, Ramon Igbalode Abass, who is also known as Hushpuppi, has reportedly secured the services of a top Chicago criminal defence lawyer.
It is no longer news that one Ramon Igbalode Abass, a 37-year-old Nigerian, also known as Hushpuppi, was arrested by the FBI in Dubai in June 2020.
However, according to several reports, Hushpuppi has hired Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner to represent him in his case.
Hushpuppi, who is known for his lavish lifestyle as displayed on social media, was arrested alongside 10 others for their involvement in alleged N168 billion fraud. The heist was called Fox Hunt.
According to reports, Hushpuppi is likely to be transferred to Los Angeles in coming weeks and he is said to have hired a top Chicago criminal lawyer to guide him through the process.
Premium Times reported that the Nigerian socialite hired Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner and he made his first appearance in court on behalf of Hushpuppi on 6 July 2020.
Hushpuppi’s removal process seems to have made it difficult for him to enter a plea deal. According to Premium Times, his plea might not be taken and he may not be entitled to bail until his transfer to Los Angeles.
Pissetzky is likely to counsel Hushpuppi on his transfer to Los Angeles but it is still not known whether he would go along with him once it happens.