Suspected Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi has been denied bail in the United States of America despite his lawyer, Mr. Gal Pissetzky’s legal expertise in insisting that his job as an Instagram celebrity paid for the $10,000 monthly rent on his luxury Dubai flat and not what the authorities are insinuating.
Early on, the embattled celeb’s lawyers had swiftly applied for him to leave jail with an electronic tag and live with the uncle of a woman with whom he has a child with, but US prosecutors opposed the bail application outrightly.
Reacting to prosecutors’ argument and case analysis, Lawyer Pissetzky said his client had too much to lose if he escapes from the United States and would not even dare.
In a videolink, he told a judge in Chicago;
“He is loved and respected. He is a celebrity.
“I don’t see the reason why he would want to ruin his credibility in the world and his status rather than stay here and face this allegation.
“Anywhere he goes, people will know. Having grown up very poor in Nigeria, Mr Abbas is now paid to pose with high-priced items such as Louis Vuitton bags that people would buy after seeing his posts on Instagram.
“He is an influencer. That’s a job today, as much as it is hard to imagine. That’s a full-time job.”
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