Alleged Nigerian cyber scammer, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, has reportedly cut communications with his US lawyers, Gal Pissetzky and Vicki Podberesky.
According to reports, he has gone to hire the services of new lawyers to defend him in the alleged internet fraud case leveled against following his arrest in Dubai months ago.
As a result, lawyers Gal Pissetzky and Vicki Podberesky have reportedly filed a motion at the United States District Court in California to withdraw from representing Hushpuppi.
It would be recalled that Hushpuppi, aged 37, was in June 2020 arrested in Dubai by special operatives, including Emerati police officers and officers of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The FBI at the time indicated that Huspuppi financed his extravagant lifestyle with proceeds of crime.
He was alleged to be the leader of a mafia behind computer intrusion, business email compromise (BEC) fraud and money laundering.
The FBI went on to allege that Hushpuppi duped his victims of hundreds of millions of dollars.
By Melvin Tarlue