Hushpuppi hired one of the best crime lawyers in the United States in Gal Pissetzky who has defended him amidst allegation of been involved in fraud and money laundering.
Gal Pissetzky who spoke to Forbes insisted that his client is ‘an entrepreneur’ who made his money legitimately through real estate and his work promoting brands as a Instagram personality
“Absolutely not guilty of [the] charges they are accusing him of. Abbas was running a legitimate business and a very legitimate Instagram account and did not take part in any scam or fraud.”
On how Abbas paid for his lifestyle, Pissetzky said;
“He’s an entrepreneur. He has real estate involvement … [he’s] an Instagram personality. He was promoting brands and that’s how he was very legitimately making his money.”
On his relationship with Premier League footballers Tammy Abraham and Ezri Konsa, his lawyer added;
“Mr Abbas is friends with a lot of people. Somebody who has that many followers – obviously he knows and has friends in a lot of places … it’s all legitimate.”
Ramon Olorunwa Abass (Hushpuppi) is currently held at MCC Chicago pending a bail hearing and he faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20years in federal prison.
He will be having a hearing on Monday July 13 to determine if he will be detained during trial.