- Top Chicago lawyer Gal Pissetzky has described a report that Hushpuppi dumped him as a fake news
- Pissetzky said that he is still representing the fraudster in Los Angeles
- The Chicago lawyer told people not to believe everything they read
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Top Chicago lawyer Gal Pissetzky hired by Nigerian big boy Hushpuppi to defend him has spoken out after viral reports that fraudster dumped him.
PREMIUM TIMES reported that the Nigerian internet fraudster dumped his Chicago lawyer Gal Pissetzky for a government attorney after his case was transferred to a court in California.
Reacting to the story on his official Instagram page, the Chicago lawyer shared a photo of the report done by PREMIUM TIMES as he referred to it as fake news.
"Fake News! I will be representing @hushpuppi in Los Ángeles, and many other facts in this terrible article are fake news," he said.
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In another post, Pissetzky urged people not to believe everything they read.
It was earlier reported that the Instagram celebrity was denied bail at a Chicago court where his lawyers tried to help him secure a bail.
His lawyers noted that the fraudster would be made to wear his electronic tag and would also stay with a relative if he is granted bail but the argument fell on the judge's deaf ears.
The judge also ruled that the Nigerian big boy would remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal until further order of the court.
Hushpuppi's case has now been transferred to the Central District of California for prosecution. It was revealed that his trial would be held in Los Angeles where the case was filed, rather in Chicago where the investigation is being handled.
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Hushpuppi was charged with trying to steal £100m from the Premier League club.
It was said that the Instagram star and others conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions, including one scheme to steal £100 million (approximately $124 million) from an English Premier League soccer club.
In another story, Hushpuppi said that he anonymously donated money to charity organisations.
He said he usually goes online to search for charity organizations around the world to make donations, noting that he doesn’t donate to Nigerian foundations alone because some of them do not make use of the funds as expected.
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