Despite new evidence submitted against alleged Nigerian cyber fraudster, Abass Igbalode a.k.a Hushpuppi in California, his lawyer, Gal Pissetzky has stated that his client is not guilty of fraud allegations leveled against him.
Pissetzky stated this in an interview with Forbes, adding that Hushpuppi is a businessman who operates legal and registered businesses.
“Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi is absolutely not guilty of all the charges they are accusing him of. Abass was running a very legitimate business and had a very legitimate Instagram account and did not take part in any scam or fraud.
He is an entrepreneur, he has real estate business and was promoting brands, that’s how he was very legitimately making his money.”
The new evidence that was submitted against the embattled socialite, after his arrest in Dubai and subsequent extradition to the US for allegedly being part of a criminal network that swindled “hundreds of millions of dollars” from business email compromise frauds and other scams, shows that he used his personal email to register on a website “whizzlog” which is a market place for buying US bank logs and money laundering.
The prosecutors also alleged that his email address contained registration confirmation from Whizzlog and numerous confirmation and receipts of bank logs he purchased.