Hushpuppi denied bail in the US
Written by MAX FM on July 14, 2020
It appears things are still looking ugly for suspected fraudster Ramon Olorunwa Abbas aka Ray Hushpuppi following a new development in his alleged fraud case.
National UAE reports that Hushuppi was recently denied bail after his lawyers argued that he was able to afford his luxury lifestyle through his job as an Instagram influencer.
His lawyers had applied for him to leave jail with an electronic tag and live with the uncle of a woman with whom he has a child with, but US prosecutors opposed the bail application. UAE’s The National reported that prosecutors said he could commit crimes with just a smartphone and an internet connection and that he posed too much of a flight risk.
Reacting to prosecutors’ argument, Pissetzky said his client had too much to lose if he flees from the United States.
Judge Jeffrey Gilbert who watched the proceedings from a prison video link, denied Hushpuppi bail on grounds of him being a flight risk. Gilbert ordered that the suspected Nigerian fraudster be remanded in custody until he is taken to a court in California.