Hushpuppi Pleads Not Guilty In US Court, Trial Date Set

August 25, 2020
8 Views
Ramon Abbas, “Hushpuppi

Ramon Abbas, “Hushpuppi

Alleged internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, “Hushpuppi“, has been arraigned in an American court in California as his trial begins on October 13.

Hushpuppi pleaded not guilty to the four-count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering conspiracies, international money laundering and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity.

In June, the 37-year-old known for flaunting an opulent lifestyle on social media, was arrested in Dubai by special operatives of the Emerati police and American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

In July, Hushpuppi alongside Olalekan Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, was extradited to Chicago in the United States where he was first arraigned.

However, because the U.S. Court in Illinois does not have jurisdiction over the case, he was transferred to Los Angeles, a city in California.

Since his transfer to California late July, he has been held in the custody of the U.S. Marshal in a federal prison.

Meanwhile, the prosecutor kickstarted the process of arraignment by filling necessary documents and forms after his first appearance on August 17.

After the pre-trial services, Hushpuppi entered a plea, insisting that he is not guilty of the charges.

In the documents obtained, he agreed to go to trial with his lawyer, Vicki Podberesky, a top-rated lawyer in California.

Mrs Podberesky will be assisted by Gal Pissetzky, a Chicago-based lawyer appearing pro hac vice because he is not licensed to practise outside Chicago.

Nevertheless, he has pleaded that he should be prosecuted with complaint and not indictment. This he did by filing a waiver of indictment accepted by the court.

Reported by PremiumTimes

You may be interested

Horror As Man Hands Himself To Police After Hacking His Parents, Wife, Sister-in-law To Death Over Land Dispute
News
7 views
News
7 views

Horror As Man Hands Himself To Police After Hacking His Parents, Wife, Sister-in-law To Death Over Land Dispute

Webby - September 30, 2020

Gerald Ndikumukiza A 28-year-old man who allegedly murdered his parents, wife and sister-in-law in Kisoro district, western Uganda handed himself…

BREAKING: FG Declares Public Holiday On Independence Day
News
3 views
News
3 views

BREAKING: FG Declares Public Holiday On Independence Day

Webby - September 30, 2020

Public Holiday The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1, 2020, as a public holiday. The government said the aim…

Former First Bank Staff Sentenced To 98yrs For Stealing Bank’s N49m And $368,000
News
4 views
News
4 views

Former First Bank Staff Sentenced To 98yrs For Stealing Bank’s N49m And $368,000

Webby - September 30, 2020

Oreoluwa Adesakin Justice Muniru Olagunju of Oyo High Court has sentenced a former staff of First Bank of Nigeria Limited,…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.