Few hours after it was clarify that Hushpuppi isn’t free, the US court has set his Partner Woodberry free from all fraud charges
Recall that Woodberry was place under arrest on ground of illegal wiring of company funds of over $15.2m to his personal account
Reports are that major companies in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York and California were also victims of the fraud.
He was then arrested in Dubai on the 10th of June
and further Indicted to the US on the 2nd of July
Though Woodberry was indicted by a grand jury on an eight-count charge of wire fraud,
the United States government on Monday July 20th filed a motion
through its attorney John R. Lausch, requesting that the case against him be dismiss without prejudice.
“Counsel for the government has spoken with counsel for the defendant Woodberry
and defendant’s counsel has no objection to this motion. Respectfully submitted.”
He further adds that the request is in pursuit within Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 48,
which states that the government may, with leave of court, dismiss an indictment, information, or complaint.
A court order issued by Judge Robert W. Gettleman on Tuesday July 21,
Further confirms that the government’s motion to dismiss complaint without prejudice was grante.
Mr Gentleman said;
“Without objection the complaint against defendant Ponle is dismiss without prejudice.
Motion presentment hearing set for 7/23/2020 is rule out.”
Meanwhile Since Woodberry case was dismiss without prejudice, it is temporal
as the prosecutor can refile the case within a certain period of time.
Also 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.