US court sentences Husspuppi associate Mr Woodberry to eight years in prison, deportation to Nigeria

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Federal judge in the United States has sentenced Jacob Olalekan Ponle, or Mr Woodberry, to eight years and three months in prison for his coordination of a multimillion-dollar fraud.

Mr Ponle was sentenced on July 11 by Judge Robert Gettleman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, according to court filings obtained by Peoples Gazette.

“The defendant is hereby committed to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a total term of 100 months as to count,” Mr Gettleman said.


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Mr Ponle was sentenced after being convicted on one count of fraud. Seven other counts were dismissed following a plea bargain in April that was previously reported by The Gazette.

Mr Gettleman ordered Mr Ponle to submit himself to the U.S. Marshal Service for onward transfer to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, where his family members, especially his American fiancée, would be allowed to visit him.

Mr Ponle will also be “surrendered to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody for deportation immediately following his incarceration”, the judge said.

 

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The Nigerian-born fraudster will pay seven victims about $8 million in restitution, with the court finding that he has the capacity to make the full payment but waived all interests on the restitution value.

American prosecutors had on June 29 asked the judge to sentence Mr Woodberry to 14 years in prison for the fraud he committed between January and September 2019.

The prosecutors also sought court permission to sell the fraudster’s 152 bitcoins,
The prosecutors also recommended that Mr Woodberry, known for flaunting his flamboyant lifestyle on social media, forfeit items in the Dubai police custody, such as one Rolls Royce, Lamborghini Urus, Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG G55, four Rolex watches, one Patek Philippe watch, and three Audemars Piguet watches.

See reactions below;

teaserprank2: If na for USA him go the prison ehn go better imagine Nigerian prison 😮.

susylicious_hawt:  Good for him 👏👏. May all yahoo boys be caught too.

naturalwest11: He has already spent 2 years in jail. Now handed 8 years means he only has to do 6 years which means 6 divided by 2 = 3 years so with good behaviour he should by out in just 1 1/2 years time and deported to Nigeria where he has more than what they have taken from him. The guy is still a rich man. Hope they dont inject him to have memory issues before deportation. I dont trust wh!te pple 🙌.

bcoin_marshal:  After 2 years of investigation finally judgment, 8 year’s divided by 2 is equal to 4 years. He will be out after 4 years if he behaves well in the correctional facility! Woodie out soon!

nkesii._: Una wan deport person wey get money to come serve 8 years for here. Una sure say una serious about this arrest?.

madewomenautosproperties: As you wake up today, I decree and declare that ; The ladder of Sucess that your enemies thought that you will not CLIMB, so shall you CLIMB it with easy now in Jesus Name Hear this as God liveth!!!!!! The grace of GOD radiate over your life.Grace shall locate you and continue to shine and testify to the glory of God in Jesus Name Good Morning and do have a Remarkable Day..

balo_ng;  The irony about the whole thing is that all those that took him as role models, those celebrities that adore him and the “palm wine” tappers of his blessings that didn’t know where it came from are all silent. Some are even bashing and laughing low key. See this life ehn, if e nor b u n ur immediate family wey dey for you, nor try impress anybody 💯.

balo_ng’s profile picture The irony about the whole thing is that all those that took him as role models, those celebrities that adore him and the “palm wine” tappers of his blessings that didn’t know where it came from are all silent. Some are even bashing and laughing low key. See this life ehn, if e nor b u n ur immediate family wey dey for you, nor try impress anybody 💯

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