He Is An Entrepreneur Making Money From Promoting Brands On Social Media – Hushpuppi’s Lawyer, Gal Pissetzky Reveals
The story of Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Huspuppi with his ongoing trial in the United States of America on cyber crime allegations took a new dimension on Thursday when his lawyer revealed that his client is not involved in any form of cyber crime nor money laundering but a popular figure who earns legitimately through real estate and promoting brands on the social media.
It will be recalled that Hushpuppi was arrested in late June by a combined team of Dubai Police operative in an operation dubbed as Operation Fox Hunt 2 where his house and that of his co-conspirators was raided after several months of surveillance. He was however handed over to America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation where he is to face criminal charges over allegations he has made hundreds of millions of Dollars from business email compromise frauds among other scam schemes.
The FBI charge sheet reveals that Hushpuppi was involved in several cyber crimes (especially BEC) and also money laundering as he was accused of providing bank accounts for funds transfers. His lawyer, Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner has however disclosed that his client is an entrepreneur who earns legitimately without any involvement in fraudulent activities.
Pissetzky told Forbes, “My client is absolutely not guilty of the charges they are accusing him of. He was running a legitimate business and a very legitimate Instagram account and did not take part in any scam or fraud.”
He added, “He is an entrepreneur. He has real estate involvement, an Instagram personality. He was promoting brands and that’s how he was very legitimately making his money. He is friends with a lot of people. Somebody who has that many followers obviously knows and has friends in a lot of places.”
Just as Hushpuppi trial continues, it was gathered that the series of scams was narrowed down to his mobile phone via a social media profile, Snapchat which listed the user as ‘hushpuppi5‘, The Billionaire Gucci Master!!!, a title Mr Abbass is popularly known with on social media platforms. The FBI troubles are on the grounds that he was providing bank accounts used to launder fraudulently obtained funds to the tune of hundreds of millions of Dollars.
Hushpuppi is currently being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre, Chicago, a US Federal Prison which holds male and female prisoners of all security levels prior to and during court proceedings in Northern District of Illinois, and also inmates serving brief sentences.