Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, a.k.a Hushpuppi, hired Gal Pissetzky, one of the best lawyers in the Chicago area, to defend him.
Hushpuppi, who was extradited to the U.S. from Dubai last week on Thursday, is on trial in Los Angeles, where his case was brought before a U.S. district court in the Central District of California.
Chicago therefore seems like a temporary bus stop as it will soon be relocated.
It was not clear whether Pissetsky would take over his defense as far as Los Angeles.
However, in a text message to P.M. News early Wednesday, he confirmed that he is Abbas’s defender.
"I represent Mr. Abbas," said Pissetzky.
Hushpuppi seemed to have hired the right lawyer.
Mr. Pissetzky is described on the website of his law firm Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC as a respected member of the legal community who has represented many clients in high-ranking cases and is frequently quoted in the press.
"He regularly appears on television as a legal advisor / advisor in high-level criminal matters."
Mr. Pissetzky has dealt with complex litigation and appeals on multiple issues.
"His practice focuses on defending clients of complex federal and state crimes, such as financial crimes, wire fraud, postal fraud, political corruption, drug fraud, conspiracy, large-scale drug crimes, murder, attempted murder and other violent crimes, gun crimes, sexual offenses, and all criminal offenses Forfeiture proceedings that arise from the criminal charges, "says the website of.
Mr. Pissetzky began his defense lawyer career in 2002 after four years with the Cook County Attorney General.
He received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School. He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. Pissetzky has earned a reputation for being wild and eager to enter. He was named Super Lawyer Rising Star ™ in 2011 and has repeatedly been included in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list
Pissetzky customer Ramon Hushpuppi, along with the FBI, has been described by the US Department of Justice as "one of the leaders of a transnational network that facilitates computer interference" to steal "hundreds of millions of dollars" from victims around the world.
The United States has refused to identify anyone affected by the alleged conspiracy.
A New York-based law firm that was cheated by nearly $ 1 million last October, a "foreign financial institution" is reported to be on the list, a "foreign financial institution" that lost $ 14.7 million after a cyber robbery in February 2019 – had suffered, and an English Premier League football club as part of a theft program of nearly $ 125 million.
In a separate case filed with the Chicago District Court, Hushpuppi's friend Olalekan Jacob Ponle, aka "Mr. Woodbery ”and“ Mark Kain ”, 29, originally from Lagos, Nigeria, are charged with conspiring to commit wire fraud.
"A lawsuit accuses Ponle of running" Business Email Compromise "programs to defraud several US-based companies. The plans resulted in attempted or actual losses for tens of millions of victims, including a Chicago-based company that cheated was sent a total of $ 15.2 million in transfers, the complaint said. "