Alleged Fraud: Hushpuppi partner, Woodberry hires top Chicago Lawyer

Hushpuppi Partner, Olalekan Ponle better known as Mr Woodberry 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.

Mr Woodberry alongside his accomplice Hushpuppi, was arrested in the United Arab Emirate on June 10 for multiple fraud charges after a raid by operatives of the Dubai crime unit.

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.

According to Super Lawyers, a website that provides details of excellent lawyers in the US, Michael Nash is one of the top-rated practicing lawyers in Chicago. He was admitted to practice law in 1965 and graduated with distinctions.

Nash is an attorney who helps clients address Criminal Defense and White-Collar legal issues. He also assists clients regarding Appellate issues and represents them in the Chicago area.

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