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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.
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.
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.
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.