Suspected Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi has been denied bail in the United States regardless of his legal counselor, Gal Pissetzky demanding that his activity as an Instagram big name paid for the $10,000 month to month lease on his extravagance Dubai level.
His legal counselors had applied for him to leave prison with an electronic tag and live with the uncle of a lady with whom he has a kid with, however US investigators contradicted the bail application. UAE’s The National detailed that investigators said he could carry out violations with only a cell phone and a web association, and that he presented an over the top flight hazard.
Responding to investigators’ contention, Pissetzky said his customer had an excessive amount to lose on the off chance that he escapes from the United States
He told a judge in Chicago by videolink;
“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.”
Judge Jeffrey Gilbert who watched the proceedings from a prison video link, denied Hushpuppi bail on grounds of him being a flight risk. Gilbert ordered that the suspected Nigerian fraudster be remanded in custody until he is taken to a court in California.