A popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity facing wire fraud charges in the United States, Ramoni Abbas aka Hushpuppi dumps Gal and has settled for a government lawyer after his case was transferred to another district.
Mr. Abbas, 37, who was resident in Dubai and known for flaunting extravagant lifestyle on social media, was arrested last month over money laundering allegations. He was extradited to the U.S on July 3.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation had earlier alleged that Hushpuppi was part of a network that made “hundreds of millions of dollars” from business email compromise frauds and other scams.
Also, the American government said Hushpuppi funded his extravagant lifestyle with stolen money.
Mr. Pissetzky, renowned for handling criminal cases in Chicago, had argued that his client sourced his money from promoting designer products on social media and a real estate investment.
It should be noted a Chicago court, on Monday, denied him bail and ruled that he remains in detention till his next trial date later in the year.
However, documents obtained by EBENEWS showed that Mr. Abbas’s case has been transferred to the Central District of California for prosecution. Read here