Chicago lawyer Pissetzky to defend Hushpuppi
Top Chicago lawyer Pissetzky to defend Hushpuppi in his fraud case which got him arrested just recently alongside his accomplices by the FBI
The popular celebrity has now reportedly hired Gal Pissetzky, a highly respected lawyer in Chicago who specializes in criminal cases.
Pissetzky confirmed in a text message he will be defending Hushpuppi, PM News reports and you can see an excerpt from his text below:
“I do represent Mr Abbas”, Pissetzky said. “Most likely I’ll be following the case to LA too”
Mr. Pissetzky is described on the website of his law firm, Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC as a well-respected member of the legal community
The popular criminal lawyer has also represented many clients in high-profile cases, and is frequently quoted in the press saying:
“He regularly appears on TV as the legal consultant/advisor regarding high profile criminal cases”.
Mr. Pissetzky has also handled multi-issue complex trials and appeals with a quoted recent statement saying:
“His practice focuses on defending clients of complex federal and state crimes, such as financial crimes, wire fraud, mail fraud, political corruption, medicare fraud, conspiracy, large-scale drug crimes, murder, attempted murder and other violent crimes, gun offences, sex offences, as well as any criminal forfeiture proceedings that occur as a result of the criminal charges”
Mr. Pissetzky began his career as a defence attorney in 2002 after spending four years with the Cook County State Attorney’s Office in the United States of America back in the day
He was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2011 and included in the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers repeatedly following his success in the cases
Pissetzky’s client Ramon Hushpuppi was described by the U.S. Justice Department, along with FBI as:
“one of the leaders of a transnational network that facilitates computer intrusions”
in order “to steal hundreds of millions of dollars” from victims all over the world.
The U.S has declined to identify all those targeted by the alleged conspiracy which involved the Popular Nigerian celebrity, Ray Hushpuppi
The list reportedly includes a New York-based law firm that was defrauded out of almost US$1 million last October, a “foreign financial institution” that suffered a loss of $14.7 million
This is following a cyber-heist in February 2019, and an English Premier League football club targeted as part of a scheme to steal almost $125 million.
In a separate case filed in U.S. District Court of Chicago, Hushpuppi’s friend, Olalekan Jacob Ponle, also known as “Mr. Woodbery” and “Mark Kain,” 29, originally of Lagos, Nigeria, is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
The statement read:
“A criminal complaint accuses Ponle of orchestrating “business email compromise” schemes to defraud several U.S.-based companies.
The schemes resulted in attempted or actual losses to victim companies in the tens of millions of dollars
This is including a Chicago-based company that was defrauded into sending wire transfers totaling $15.2 million, the complaint states”.
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