The legal representative of alleged Internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, Gal Pissetzky, said he has a good chance of beating the fraud allegations against him.
The lawyer, who spoke to Punch on Thursday, said he planned to put up “vigorous defense to get him out of the case.”
When contacted, Pissetzky also told Punch that the suspect’s case would go before a jury.
He said, “There is always a chance, absolutely. That’s why they hired me and that’s why I am going to put up vigorous defense and defend him. I will give him good representation. He has a chance. In the United States of America, you have a jury system.”
Asked if he would consider a plea bargain with the system to reduce Abbas’ sentence, Pissetzky said it was a discussion between him and his client.
Recall that Pissetzky told Forbes that the suspect was not guilty of the crimes.
“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,” he said.
Pissetzky is a top Chicago-based criminal defence attorney and has been involved in many notable cases in the United States of America.
Hushpuppi was arrested by the Dubai authorities in a sting operation.
Together with his gang, the 37-year-old was alleged to have defrauded 1,926,400 people from different parts of the world and stolen about 1.6bn Dirham (N168bn).