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In New SDNY Cyber-Currency Case Asa Saint Clare of UN-Linked World Sports Alliance Detained

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 24 – Asa Saint Clair was questioned for wire fraud by the US authorities at 845 United Nations Plaza last month, for his involvement in a dubious cyber-currency called Igobit, issued through a UN-linked "inter-governmental organization" called the World Sports Alliance.

    Inner City Press has previously reported on the World Sports Alliance, including here and here and here, on Burundi.

    On October 23 past 6 pm Inner City Press was in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrates Court when Asa Saint Clair was brought into the court in shackles. He was arrested in California trying to get on a plane to Madagascar by way of Paris. More on Patreon here.

   Despite telling the government he was making $50,000 a month, he was given a publicly funded Federal Defender lawyer, who argued he should be immediately released.

     He still may be. Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman on October 23 rejected the AUSA's request to limit his use of electronic devices and called for Pre Trial Services to inspect the home in Arizona to which Saint Clair and his wife say that they are moving.

    There is a pattern here: in the Ng Lap Seng Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution, recently in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Ng went to jail but some of those shown to be involved in the wider bribery scheme remain free and in action.

  Inner City Press  asked the UN in writing about the use of Guterres' image to sell coins by one of those shown involved in the Ng Lap Seng case, former UN ambassador of El Salvador Carlos Garcia.  He was shown to be helping with money movement and laundering by Francis Lorenzo, still not sentenced by SDNY.
  On October 24, Inner City Press in writing asked the UN Spokesman to "disclose all UN connections of the "World Sports Alliance" with offices at 845 UN Plaza and a website replete with UN-like symbols whose Asa St Clair was presented last night in SDNY Magistrates Court and detained on wire fraud charges for a  crypto-currency. Also please respond on the use of the UN for a coin sale by Carlos Garcia."

 Inner City Press will continue on these cases. This one is US v. Saint Clair, 19-mj-9522 (UA / Freeman). Watch this site.


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