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US Court Sentences Woodberry To 8-Years In Prison For Internet Fraud

A United States district court has sentenced Olalekan Ponle better known as Woodberry to eight years in jail over fraud.

Woodberry is an ally of Ramon Abbas, who is as popular as Hushpuppi, another Nigerian who was imprisoned for Internet fraud in November 2022.

Hushpuppi and Woodberry were transported to the US for separate trials, after they were arrested in Dubai, UAE.
Although Hushpuppi initially denied all charges, he later changed his plea and was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment.
Also, Woodberry, who was accused of defrauding a US company of about $188,000, insisted on his innocence for over two years.

However, he reversed course and entered a guilty plea to one count of wire fraud at a change of plea hearing in April, at the US District Court for Northern Illinois.

Woodberry is therefore expected to pay about $8 million in restitution to seven of his victims.


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