Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass aka Hushpuppi has hired top-rated criminal defense lawyer, Loius Shapiro to represent him in his trial in the United States.
Hushpuppi who’s presently facing several charges stemming from cyber fraud was ‘dumped’ by high profile former lawyers, Gal Pissetzky and Vicki Podberesky who applied to withdraw from his case.
The lawyers reached the decision to withdraw from the case after months of negotiations with the US Government.
However, a Judge granted their withdrawal from the case on February 22nd, and a request seeking the approval of Mr Shapiro as Hushpuppi’s new defence counsel was granted on February 25.
According to Premium Times, Mr Shapiro who earned his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law began his career with the New York State Attorney General, Elliot Spitzer.