…Gal Pissetzky to defend Hushpuppi in law court
Nigerian social media flamboyant boy, Ramon Igbalode Abass popularly known as Hushpuppi, has allegedly hired the services of an experienced Chicago criminal defence lawyer, Gal Pissetzky.
The socialite, Hushpuppi who was arrested by the Dubai Police in June 2020 for his alleged connection in a N168 billion cyber fraud, according to reports, has engaged Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner to defend him in the court of law.
Hushpuppi who is known for his extravagant lifestyle as exhibited on social media was nabbed with other ten accomplices for fraudulent activities totaling a huge sum of N168 billion.
Reports revealed that Hushpuppi was extradited to the United States alongside one of his alleged accomplices, Woodberry.
According to reports, Hushpuppi is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles in coming weeks and he is said to have hired a top Chicago criminal lawyer to lead his case. The 37-year old Nigerian socialite hired Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner, the counsel made his first appearance in court on behalf of Hushpuppi on July 6.
The reports further reveal that his appeal might not be granted and or permitted to get bail until his transfer to Los Angeles. Pissetzky is likely to counsel Hushpuppi on his transfer to Los Angeles but it is still doubtful whether he would accompany him when it is time.
Hushpuppi is currently being detained at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre (MCC) in Chicago and out of curiosity many are speculating how the holding facility looks like.
According to the description on the official website of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the correctional facility was established in 1930 to offer liberal and civilised care for federal inmates. The MCC has a blend of male and female criminals with the total number of inmates currently at 567.
Presently, all visits to the prison have been suspended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.