“I am determined to prove his innocence and get him out of jail as soon as possible” – Hushpuppi’s lawyer, Pissetzky

Hushpuppy and his lawyer, Gal Pissetzky

Dubai based Nigerian big boy, Ray Hushpuppy’s lawyer, Gal Pissetzky, has revealed to Forbes that he plans on proving Hushpuppy’s innocence so that he can be acquainted as soon as possible.

Recall that Hushpuppy and his gang were arrested on a joint operation by Dubai police and FBI over crimes of wire fraud.

The lawyer, who spoke to Punch on Thursday, said he planned to put up “vigorous defense to get him out of the case” as soon as possible.

Hushpuppi

Pissetzky stated: “There is always a chance, absolutely. That’s why they hired me and that’s why I am going to put up vigorous defense 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.

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This is coming after Pissetzky earlier claimed that Hushpuppy is innocent of charges levelled against him: “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.

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