The US lawyers defending Nigerian alleged fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi have reportedly applied to withdraw from the case.
According to a report by Premium Times, the US Lawyers Gal Pissetzky and Vicki Podberesky said Hushpuppi stopped communicating with them and has retained new lawyers to defend him in the case.
Mr. Pissetzky and Ms. Podberesky have filed a motion at the United States District Court in California to withdraw from representing Mr. Abass.
In June 2020, the 37-year-old Nigerian , known for flaunting his opulent lifestyle on social media, was arrested in Dubai by special operatives, including Emerati police officers and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) operatives.
The FBI said Huspuppi financed his extravagant lifestyle with proceeds of crime.
He is alleged to be the leader of a mafia behind computer intrusion, business email compromise (BEC) fraud and money laundering. He duped his victims, who are majorly in the U.S, of hundreds of millions of dollars, the FBI said.