Nigerian Billionaire Businessman, socialite and an acclaimed Twitteratti, has fallen under the spotlight once more by firing his high priced attorney, Gal Pissetzky of Chicago.
That’s not all, Hushpuppi has elected to go with a government-appointed attorney in place of the acclaimed Defense lawyer as he faces charges of Fraud by the United States (U.S.) Government.
Initially he was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), along with 11 other people in a Sting Operation.
Interpol, FBI & Dubai Police joined forces in the investigation and arrested the gang in June 2020, which saw a speedy extradition to the United States.
Initially housed within by the Federal Department of Corrections in Chicago Illinois, Hushpuppi retained the services of one of Chicago’s top defense lawyers in Gal Pissetzky.
A shrewd move for a wealthy businessman, but when Pissetzky couldn’t secure bail for his client he was promptly fired.
Shortly thereafter, Hushpuppi was transferred to a jail in the Central District of California, where the trial will be held.
If found guilty, Hushpuppi would get a minimum sentence of 20 years in the U.S. federal prison.
Among the wide-ranging fraud charges, it is alleged that Hushpuppi participated in a scheme to defraud an English Premiere Soccer team out of £100m , an amount equal to N48 694 020 000.