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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Nigerian Man Woodberry Hires Top Chicago Lawyer To Represent Him In Fraud Allegations

Olalekan Ponle a.k.a Woodberry,the Nigerian man held in the United States for alleged multi-million dollar fraud has hired the services of a top rated Chicago lawyer, Michael Nash, to defend him in court.







Olalekan Ponle,alongside Ramoni Igbalode, also known as Hushpuppi, were arrested in the United Arab Emirate on June 10 for multiple fraud charges after a raid by operatives of the Dubai crime unit.

The duo were then extradited to the United States on July 2.

Mr Ponle, 29, is currently facing charges bordering on wire fraud Conspiracy at a United States District Court sitting in Illinois.

The court had since June 25 issued an arrest warrant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding Mr Ponle’s case after a criminal complaint was filed.

His first appearance in court was on July 3, after which the preliminary hearing was set for July 16 before Judge Jeffrey T Gilbert.

However, as provided by a section of the U.S. laws on the release or detention of a defendant pending trial, Mr Ponle will be remanded in the custody of the U.S. Marshal until further order of the Court.

Documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES showed that Mr Nash signed the Attorney Appearance Form for Mr Ponle on July 8.

Mr Nash whose area of specialisation is Criminal Defense, has been practising for the past 55 years. He was admitted to practice law in 1965 after graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

On Thursday, Mr Nash is saddled with the task securing Mr Ponle’s bail. If found guilty, the alleged might be liable to a jail term ranging from 20-30 years.

32 comments:

  1. πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„. You are guilty na. I hope they do their time.

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    1. It doesn't work like that. Even if he pleads guilty that doesn't mean he is to be sent to prison. There are other factors in consideration.

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    2. This life sha e no bal oo.

      You go steal people sweat then hire works best lawyers to defend it .

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    3. @ Lord Denning, I know it doesn't work that way.

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    4. Another Designer lawyer?

      Waiting for the lawyer's speech.

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  2. Battle of the best Lawyer to be hired!!

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  3. We will soon hear from the lawyer what Woodberry day job is.

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  4. My niggas aren't here to play😎 may the best man win

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  5. this niggas are not smiling

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  6. I'm well πŸ’ΊπŸ’Ί and watching as it unfolds

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  7. All these American lawyers want to eat their money in my opinion jare. I am sure America had an air tight case before arresting them. Na dem Sabi sha, let lawyers eat their own share.

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  8. What is the meaning of all these, who are the ones deceiving these guy? America is a very civil society and no crime will go unpunished, instead of them to take a plea deal like their counterpart Obi Invictus. In the U.S if you take a plea deal, you will be promised and given a protective custody and your jail time will be minimal. For instance if you are given 20 years you will end up spending like 10 to 12 years of which you will be released but will be under parole. These guys are just deceiving themselves cos they are not getting off this one and will be wasting money they are supposed to keep for investment after they are out. Oyinbos wan scam dem legally.

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  9. The norm is steal all you can then use the stolen wealth to hire the best lawyer to fight your law suit...

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  10. Lest I forget, I heard this Woodberry guy gifted his girlfriend 20million naira after the deal came through. Oh I need a generous guy like Woodberry.

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    1. You obviously came to this world to be a leech.

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    2. So you don't care about the source of the money even if it is someone's sorrow? What of it the source of the wealth was your destiny? Would you care? Repent my sister.

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    3. Calm down my beautiful Beevers, am just overwhelmed by his generosity, some won't give that much even if they pick the money on the street.

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  11. I said he suddenly became just a "Nigerian" man. okay o

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  12. Before you know it he will be free with a perfect lawyer

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  13. If he likes he should hire the likes of Annalise Keating, if he is guilty of the crime he is accused of, he will be punished. The punishment maybe legally or otherwise. He can't escape it by hiring the best lawyer.

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    1. I pray oh. When I read the post, what came to my mind was Annalise Keating and how she's able to spin a case around such that guilty ppl went Scot free or at least got a good plea bargain. Yes,it's a movie but I don't know what to believe anylonger. I pray Justice prevails in Jesus name.

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  14. Being an American in US court confers some level of protection to the accused. As a foreigner, you are on your own. What Constitution will your lawyer quote? FBI doesn't waste resources to go arrest, detain and fly back criminals to US based on hearsay. The lawyers will be working to get them good deals. The best they can do is to delay the case until the election is over. If the case goes to trial this year, prosecutors will try to use them shine. 5, 10 or 20 years do not matter. A month in prison is more than enough trauma for any sane person. It is not as if they will come back to any luxury (the government already took all that).

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  15. Anon 17:11, if the government took all the luxury,how will they be able to pay these"ogbonge" lawyers they've hired? It makes me believe they still have "maney". Just wondering πŸ€”πŸ€”.

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