Hushpuppi Hires New Legal Counsel After He Was DUMPED By His Former Lawyers

Alleged internet fraudster, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi has hired a new lawyer as he continues to cool his heels in US prison. 

Recall that Hushpuppi was in the news last month after it was revealed that he had been dumped by his previous lawyers. 

Upon his extradition to the US in July 2020, Hushpuppi hired legal firm Pissetzky & Berliner to represent him in his case against the United States Government.

However, the above-mentioned law firm has since dumped him as a client after they have applied to withdraw from his case. 

The lawyers revealed that their decision to drop Hushpuppi as a client came after he stopped communicating with them and also 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.

Hushpuppi has now reportedly hired a top-rated criminal defence lawyer, Loius Shapiro to represent him at his trial in the United States where he is facing fraud-related and money laundering charges. 

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