Lawyer to Ray Hushpuppi Gal Pissetzky, has spoken concerning the Instagram big boy’s case
In an interview with Forbes Magazine, the Lawyer
who will be representing Raymond Abbas says his client is not guilty
According to Gal, not only did Hushpuppi have a legitimate business
But also ran a very legit instagram page as well
He further asserts that Ray is a well known real estate boss and also an instagram influencer
However Recall that an FBI affidavit alleges that the suspected Nigerian fraudster
“conspired to launder funds stolen in a $14.7 million cyber-heist
from a foreign financial institution.”
However The date and amount mentioned in the affidavit matches that
of the attack on Malta’s Bank of Valletta in February 2019.
He is also accus of being involved in a fraudulent scheme
which defrauded a New York-based law firm of approximately $922,800
through a combination of computer hacking and social engineering.
Pissetzky also told Forbes that his client Hushpuppi was running a legitimate business
and also a very legitimate Instagram account,
and did not take part in any scam or fraud. He said;
“Absolutely not guilty of [the] charges they are accusing him of.
Abbas was running a legitimate business
and Also a very legitimate Instagram account
and did not take part in any scam or fraud.”
Furthermore On how Hushpuppi paid for his lifestyle, Pissetzky said;
“He’s an entrepreneur.
He has real estate involvement …
[he’s] also an Instagram personality.
He was promoting brands
and that’s how he was very legitimately making his money.”
Also 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.”
Meanwhile Hushpuppi who is currently being held at MCC Chicago
pending a bail hearing, faces a statutory maximum sentence
of 20 years in federal prison. A hearing in Chicago on Monday July 13,
will determine if Abbas will be detain pending trial.