The international lawyers representing suspected Nigerian fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi, have applied to withdraw from his case.
The US Lawyers identified as Gal Pissetzky and Vicki Podberesky said Mr. Abass (Hushpuppi) stopped communicating with them and has retained new lawyers to defend him in the case.
The lawyers reached the decision to withdraw from the case after months of negotiations with the US Government.
According to documents obtained by Premium Times, Mr. Pissetzky and Ms. Podberesky have filed a motion at the United States District Court in California to withdraw from representing Mr. Abass.
Recall that in June 2020, the 37-year-old Nigerian, famous for his extravagant lifestyle on social media, was arrested in Dubai by security operatives, including UAE police officers and FBI operatives.
He is alleged to be the leader of a mafia behind computer intrusion, business email compromise (BEC) fraud, money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonation, banking fraud and identity theft.