Mr Woodberry hires top Chicago lawyer, Michael Nash

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Mr Woodberry hires top Chicago lawyer , Michael Nash

Olalekan Ponle , popularly known as Woodberry , who was arrested alongside Hushpuppi , has hired the services of a top rated Chicago lawyer , Michael Nash , to defend him in court , Premium Times reports.

Woodberry , 29 , who is currently being held in the United States , was arrested in the United Arab Emirate on June 10 for multiple fraud charges after a raid by operatives of the Dubai crime unit.

According to Premium Times , Mr Nash signed the Attorney Appearance Form for Woodberry 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.

As profiled by Super Lawyers , a platform that provides details of top U.S. lawyers , he also assists clients regarding Appellate issues.

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

Woodberry and Hushpuppi were extradited to the United States on July 2.

Woodberry is currently facing charges bordering on wire fraud Conspiracy at a United States District Court sitting in Illinois.

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 , Woodberry will be remanded in the custody of the U.S. Marshal until further order of the Court.

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