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U.S court dismisses fraud case against Hushpuppi's co-defendant, Mr Woodberry


The fraud case charged against Olalekan Ponle a.k.a Mr Woodberry who was arrested alongside Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi, has been dismissed by a US court.


Recall that Woodberry was accused of tricking a Chicago company into sending wire transfers totalling $15.2 million. Prosecutors disclosed that companies based in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, new york and California were also victims of the fraud.

He was arrested within the United Arab Emirate on June 10 after a raid by operatives of the Dubai crime unit, and was later extradited to the U.S. on July 2.

Though Woodberry was indicted by a jury on an eight-count charge of wire fraud, the us government on Monday July 20th filed a motion through its attorney John R. Lausch, requesting that the case against him be dismissed without prejudice.

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