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Woodberry Maintains Innocence In Fraud Charges



Alleged Nigerian scammer, Olalekan Ponle alias Mr. Woodberry has maintained that he is not guilty to any charge of fraud levelled against him after he was arraigned before Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cummings of the United States District Court in Illinois.

Though the fraud charges against Mr. Woodberry has been thrown out as we reported a few days ago, the grand jury’s indictment which summed his offences into eight counts charge is still active.

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Appearing before the court on July 25, Ponle confirmed the receipt of the indictment and entered a plea of not guilty to each count.

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A document we chanced on by the Premium Times read;

“Defendant appears in response to his arrest on 7/2/20. Attorney, Michael Nash, appears on behalf of the defendant. Defendant informed of the charges against him as well as of the possible sentence fine if convicted of those charges.”

“Arraignment proceedings held, Defendant acknowledges receipt of the Indictment, waives formal reading, and enters a plea of not guilty to each count in which he is named.”

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Mr. Woodberry who will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service will know his fate whether the case will go to trial in a status hearing on August 8.

Source: AfricaCelebrities.Com