Hushpuppi’s lawyer, Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner has said that his client has a legitimate business and is innocent of the fraud charges leveled against him.
During an interview with Forbes, Pissetzky noted that Hushpuppi is “an entrepreneur” who made his money legitimately through “real estate” and his work “promoting brands” as an “Instagram personality.”
He 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.”
Gal Pissetzky went further to tell Forbes that his client is “Absolutely not guilty of the charges they are accusing him of,” adding: “Abbas was running a legitimate business and a very legitimate Instagram account and did not take part in any scam or fraud.”
According to reports, Hushpuppi and his gang were behind the £2m scam of Italian Serie A team Lazio.
Recall that back in 2018, Lazio reportedly fell for an email scam and paid £2 million of the final instalment for defender Stefan de Vrij’s transfer from Dutch club Feyenoord to fraudsters.
However, the money never entered the account of Feyenoord.
Brila FM sports radio who reported the news, wrote: “The FBI has revealed that it was Ray hushpuppi and his gang who were responsible for the £2m scam perpetuated on SS Lazio in a payment intended for Feyenoord for Stephan de Vrij.
The infamous scam from 2018 has finally been resolved.”