Olalekan Jacob Ponle, also known as Woodberry, has hired a top-rated white-collar crime attorney in Chicago, Michael Nash, to defend him.
Documents showed that Mr. Nash signed the Attorney Appearance Form for Mr. Ponle on July 8.
Woodberry, alongside Ramoni Igbalode, also known as Hushpuppi, was arrested in the United Arab Emirates on June 10 for multiple fraud charges after a raid by operatives of the Dubai crime unit.
They allegedly defrauded almost two million people of about N168bn.
The duo were extradited to the United States on July 2.
Meanwhile, Woodberry, 29, is currently facing charges bordering on wire fraud Conspiracy at a United States District Court sitting in Illinois.
However, Woodberry seems to be in good hands with the appointment of Mr. Nash, whose area of specialization is Criminal Defense. Mr. Nash has been practicing for the past 55 years.