The lawyer representing Ramon Abbass (Hushpuppi), Gal Pissetzky of Pissetzky and Berliner, has argued that the popular social media personality is not guilty of the fraud charge brought against him.
The lawyer told Forbes Magazine that Hushpuppi runs a legitimate business of real estate and brand promotion.
The lawyer further claimed that claimed that these two businesses are the suspect’s primary sources of income.
He argued that: “Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi is absolutely not guilty of all the charges they are accusing him of. Abass was running a very legitimate business and had a very legitimate Instagram account and did not take part in any scam or fraud. He is an entrepreneur, he has real estate business and was promoting brands, that’s how he was very legitimately making his money.”
10 days after the suspect’s arrest, the police in Dubai released a four minute clip detailing the operation that led to the arrest.
A portion of the footage showed some heavily armed police officers arrived at Hushpuppi’s hotel – apparently unannounced.
The officers who broke into the hotel were seen shouting orders once and arresting everyone present.
Hushpuppi was seen in the footage with his two hands cuffed to the back.