Gal Pissetzky , the legal representative of alleged Internet fraudster , Ramon Abbas , aka Hushpuppi, has said he has a good chance of beating the fraud allegations against him .
The lawyer , who spoke to The PUNCH on Thursday , said he planned to put up “vigorous defence to get him out of the case .”
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 ( N168 bn ) .
The Dubai police later handed him over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US , where he was arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering , among others .
The FBI also alleged that Hushpuppi attempted to defraud an English Premier League football club of £ 100 m ( N 48 . 4bn ) .
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 .
When contacted, Pissetzky also told
The 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 defence 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 .