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Gal Pissetzky, lawyer to instagram celeb Ramon Abbas a.ok.a Hushpuppi has continued his social media defence of the alleged fraudster, claiming he was ‘kidnapped’ by the FBI as no authorized paperwork have been made for his arrest and no extradition treaty exists between the US and the UAE the place Hushpuppi was residing.
Hushpuppi was arrested in june in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by the Dubai Police and later handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in america.
The FBI in affidavit alleged that the suspected Nigerian fraudster “conspired to launder funds stolen in a $14.7 million cyber-heist from a overseas monetary establishment.”
He was additionally accused of being concerned in a fraudulent scheme which defrauded a New York-based legislation agency of roughly $922,800 by means of a mix of laptop hacking and social engineering.
Hushpuppi, allegedly duped about 1,926,400 victims, and is going through expenses of conspiracy to commit cash laundering, amongst others within the US, going through a attainable jail time period of 20 years.
Hushpuppi’s lawyer Pissetzky on Thursday July 9, in an interview with Forbes claimed Hushpuppi is “an entrepreneur” who made his cash legitimately by means of “actual property” and “selling manufacturers”
Talking with BBC on Friday July 10, Chicago based mostly lawyer Pissetzky mentioned the US had no authority to move Hushpuppi from Dubai claiming the US Division of State and the FBI ‘kidnapped’ his consumer.
“In my view, the FBI and the federal government right here acted illegally after they kidnapped him from Dubai with none authorized course of to take action,” Mr Pissetzky instructed the BBC.
“There was no extradition, there have been no authorized steps taken, there have been no courtroom paperwork filed, it was merely a name to the FBI. He isn’t a citizen of america, the US had completely no authority to take him,” his lawyer says.
Pissetzky refused to debate how he was getting paid for authorized charges and says the case may final a number of months, even longer than a yr.