US lawyer Gal Pissetzky, the legal representative of suspected Internet fraudster, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi, has said the suspect is on his way to California, United States of America, for trial and has not been released.
The suspect was only transfered from Illinois to California for trials, as earlier reported. He has come out to clear the air and confirmed this information.
He was initially taken to a Chicago court, where he was denied bail, before the case was transferred to California.
The matter is being handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which took over the case from the Dubai Police.
The Dubai Police alleged that the 37-year-old and his gang defrauded 1,926,400 people from different parts of the world and stole about 1.6bn Dirham (N168bn).
According to The Punch, the lawyer said that “the release status” on the FOP only shows he is no longer in their custody and not an official release.
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