Former Govt. Lawyer Hired As Hushpuppi’s Defense Counsel
Hushpuppi hired the new top-rated lawyer following the withdrawal of his former counsel from the case.
One-time Instagram celebrity facing fraud-related and money laundering charges in the United States , Ramon Abass , also known as Hushpuppi , has hired a top-rated criminal defence lawyer , Loius Shapiro , to represent him in his trial.
PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the duo withdrew after months of negotiations with the U.S. government.
Recall that Mr. Pissetzky , a top Chicago lawyer was initially hired to defend the 37-year-old but was later retained as a record counsel due to the transfer of Mr. Abass to Los Angeles and the lawyer’s inability to practice outside Chicago.
“Since Mr. Abbas’ arrest and arrival in the Central District of California , I have received voluminous discovery from the government and have been diligently reviewing it and investigating the allegations in this matter.
“My communications with Mr. Abbas are by telephone given my inability to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles due to the pandemic. Ms. Podberesky , as local counsel , has made several visits to see Mr. Abbas at the Santa Ana Jail and has also communicated with him by telephone ,
He is also considered as one of the top criminal defence attorneys in Los Angeles as he regularly trains new attorneys in the “most effective approaches and methods to handling criminal law matters.”
He also worked at several agencies including the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Detainee Unit and clerked for the federal public defender’s office in Los Angeles.
A panel is a group of qualified and court-approved attorneys who are eligible for appointment by the Court to represent individuals in criminal cases who are unable for financial reasons to retain counsel.
Earlier in June 2020 , the 37-year-old known for flaunting his opulent lifestyle on social media was arrested in Dubai by some special operatives including the Emirati police officers and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) operatives.
Source @PRIME TIMES