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Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by winkmart: 8:24pm On Jul 23
A United States court has dismissed the case against Olalekan Ponle, a Nigerian accused of multi-million dollar wire fraud.

Mr Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, was arrested, alongside Ramon Abbas (Hushpuppi) in the United Arab Emirate on June 10 for multiple fraud charges after a raid by operatives of the Dubai crime unit.

The duo were extradited to the U.S. on July 2.

According to the complaint against Mr Ponle, an unnamed Chicago company was tricked into sending wire transfers totalling $15.2 million. Companies based in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York and California also were victims of the fraud, prosecutors say.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) nabbed Mr Ponle through details accessed from his WhatsApp, iPhone and Bitcoin transactions. He was extradited to the United States on July 2.

The 29-year-old was facing charges bordering on wire fraud conspiracy at a United States District Court in Illinois.

In fact, a report of the grand jury, a group of lawyers empowered to conduct legal proceedings and investigate potential criminal conduct, indicted him.

The jury summed up the allegations against him to an eight-count charge of wire fraud, which violates section 1343 of the United States Codes.

The United States government on Monday filed a motion through its attorney, John R. Lausch, requesting that the case against Mr Ponle should be dismissed without prejudice.

“Counsel for the government has spoken with counsel for the defendant and defendant’s

counsel has no objection to this motion.

Respectfully submitted,” Mr Lausch stated.

He said it is in pursuant with Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 48, which states that the government may, with leave of court, dismiss an indictment, information, or complaint.

Also, the government may not dismiss the prosecution during trial without the defendant’s consent.

A court order issued by Judge Robert W. Gettleman on Tuesday, said the government’s motion to dismiss complaint without prejudice was granted.

“Without objection the complaint against defendant Ponle is dismissed without prejudice. Motion presentment hearing set for 7/23/2020 is stricken,” Mr Gettleman ruled.

When a case is dismissed with prejudice, it is over and done with, once and for all, and can’t be brought back to court.

However, when it is dismissed without prejudice, like in the case of Mr Ponle, the dismissal is temporary as the prosecutor can refile the case within a certain period of time.


The probable causes of dismissal range from unavailability of sufficient evidence, an improper criminal complaint or charging document, to loss of evidence necessary to prove the defendant committed the crime.

While PREMIUM TIMES is yet to obtain the reason for the dismissal against Mr Ponle, there are indications that the prosecutor will re-file a case against him.

He is yet to be released from detention at the time of this report.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/404679-u-s-court-dismisses-fraud-case-against-woodberry.html

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by Racoon(m): 8:34pm On Jul 23
Meaning he is not off the hook yet.Too bad!

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by nairavsdollars(f): 8:35pm On Jul 23
Those thinking Hushpuppi will get 20 years in jail will be shocked. Corruption is everywhere, just worse in Africa

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by Jamjoon: 8:35pm On Jul 23
Hushbingo nko?

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by aremuforlife(m): 8:35pm On Jul 23
If this can happen in a sane country as we regularly say, what do we expect from a country like Nigeria where we can buy justice.

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by Roon9(m): 8:35pm On Jul 23
Nawa! FBI haff receive alert

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by brainpulse: 8:35pm On Jul 23
"However, when it is dismissed without prejudice, like in the case of Mr Ponle, the dismissal is temporary as the prosecutor can refile the case within a certain period of time."

Obviously a temporary dismissal, to finish up collating the evidences to nail him finally. Once FBI put their teeth on you, they never let go until you are down, even if it takes 100years

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by lilianofentse(f): 8:35pm On Jul 23
So their letting a criminal get away easily. Ok.

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by Drsnives(m): 8:35pm On Jul 23
Kweeeeeeke

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by adegoke4sure: 8:35pm On Jul 23
ok

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by lekspot01(m): 8:35pm On Jul 23
Thank God oooo... Enemy into shame... Welcome back home name sake.... Come make we enter arena Abeg

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by Goodypc: 8:35pm On Jul 23
Ok
Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by PatrickOkunima(m): 8:35pm On Jul 23
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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by deolurexy1(m): 8:35pm On Jul 23
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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by holuwajobar(m): 8:35pm On Jul 23
He is innocent until proven guilty. So Nigerians, he is innocent, nothing was found on him....

Stop this castigating what you don't know

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by Movicq(m): 8:35pm On Jul 23
Ok
Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by Louisananda7(m): 8:35pm On Jul 23
Snitch alert

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by Astonpapa(m): 8:35pm On Jul 23
Ok
Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by KhingLufem1(m): 8:35pm On Jul 23
Ok

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by sonnie10: 8:36pm On Jul 23
Which Baba do am for you? In Davido's voice.

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by GboyegaD(m): 8:36pm On Jul 23
His lawyers must have done a good work.

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by nanauju(f): 8:36pm On Jul 23
sad shocked
Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by Theelders: 8:36pm On Jul 23
Guess the facts aren't enough... Or we just concluding on our own in Nigeria who knows

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by Thecvbankng: 8:36pm On Jul 23
[/b]However, when it is dismissed without prejudice, like in the case of Mr Ponle, the dismissal is temporary as the prosecutor can refile the case within a certain period of time.[b]


So he's free temporarily.

Trust the FBI to strengthen their case against him for the case refile to ensure a strong conviction sticks to him

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Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by dennisworld1(m): 8:36pm On Jul 23
tongue
Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by Emmaxx: 8:36pm On Jul 23
Ok. sad
Re: Court Dismisses Woodberry Fraud Case In US by osydennyz(m): 8:36pm On Jul 23
if these guys are exonerated by the FBI it shows they have alot up their sleeves

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