Alleged fraudster, Olalekan Ponle, better known as 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.
Mr Micheal Nash whose area of specialisation is Criminal Defense, has been practising for over 55 years — he was admitted to practice law in 1965 after graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
As profiled by Super Lawyers, a platform that provides details of top U.S. lawyers, he also assists clients regarding Appellate issues.
On Thursday, Mr Nash is saddled 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.
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.