US Court Dismissed Case Against Hushpuppi’s Accomplice, Woodberry

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A U.S District Court in Illinois has dismissed the case brought against Hushpuppi’s accomplice, Olalekan Jacob Ponle popularly known as Woodberry based on a motion filed by the US government.

Woodberry was arrested alongside fraud kingpin Ramon Abass popularly known as Hushpuppi in a cybercrime crackdown by a special Dubai Police unit on June 10 in the United Arab Emirates.

The criminal duo were extradited to the US on July 2 and handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Prosecutors said Woodberry tricked a Chicago company into paying wired transfers to the tune of $15 Million. Several other companies including some in Iowa, Kansas, California, Michigan and New York were defrauded.

Woodberry was indicted by a grand jury following investigations which put together an eight-count charge of wired fraud, a violation of section 1343 of the United States Codes.

On Monday, July 20, the U.S government filed a motion through its lawyer, John R. Lausch, asking the court to dismiss the charges brought against Woodberry.

According to Mr Lausch, “Counsel for the government has spoken with counsel for the defendant and defendant’s counsel has no objection to this motion.
Respectfully submitted.”

Judge Robert W. Gettleman granted the request of the government in a court order on Tuesday, July 21.

 

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