Gal Pissetzky, Lawyer to Ramon Abbas known as Hushpuppi, told the court that his client is not a fraudster.
Pissetzky said that Hushpuppi is a legitimate businessman who deals on real estate, according to Forbes.
Hushpuppi’s lawyer made the claims while speaking with Forbes on Thursday insisting that his client is “Absolutely not guilty of (the) charges they are accusing him of.”
He said that the Nigerian “was running a legitimate business and a very legitimate Instagram account and did not take part in any scam or fraud.”
When asked to explain how Hushpuppi funded his extravagant lifestyle, the lawyer said, “He’s an entrepreneur. He has real estate involvement … (he’s) an Instagram personality. He was promoting brands and that’s how he was very legitimately making his money.”