Alleged fraudster, Olalekan Ponle, popularly known as Mr. Woodberry, who was apprehended alongside socialite Hushpuppi, has reportedly hired the services of a top rated Chicago lawyer, Michael Nash, to defend him in court. According to a report made by premium times, Mr Nash signed The Attorney Apperance Form for his client on July 8th 2020.

Mr Micheal Kash is specialized in the area of Criminal Defense and has been practicing for over 55 years. He was admitted to practice law in 1965 after he graduated from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.


According to Super Lawyers, a platform that provides details of top lawyers in the United States of America, he also assists clients regarding Appellate issues. It should be recalled that Hushpuppi was declared not guilty by his legal representative.

On Thursday, Mr Nash is bestowed 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.