Hushpuppi’s lawyer, Gal Pissetzky, says that his client has been kidnapped and not arrested.
The top Chicago based attorney known for defending criminal cases, in an interview with the BBC said “In my opinion, the FBI and the government here acted illegally when they kidnapped him from Dubai without any legal process to do so”
He further argued that “There was no extradition, there were no legal steps taken, there were no court documents filed, it was simply a call to the FBI. He is not a citizen of the United States, the US had absolutely no authority to take him”.
According to Pissestzky, the case that could land Hushpuppi in jail for up 20 years could as well last several months, even longer than a year.