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OneCoin Ruja Ignatova Wiretapped Gilbert Armenta And Found Spineless Cooperator Before Disappearing

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Thread, Audio

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 12 – After OneCoin's Konstantin Ignatov got a stay of the civil case against him, his criminal case was said to have been kicked down the road for at least another two months.

It was a productive two months, at least for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Now on November 12 Inner City Press has belatedly obtained and is now putting online here, on SoundCloud, audio of Ruja Ignatova telling Gilbert Armenta: "No, otherwise I had an amazing day. I had again my fuckers coming, informing me what’s going on. I love the tape that you and your wife where I tell you that you're not marrying me. I love this one; I want to keep it. Like whenever I want, I'll listen to it again. You know, this is the shit that I'm getting every day and I think, what the fuck am I having. Who is this person on the other side? So, this is actually the funny thing. Normally I said to them, I don't want to listen to shit like this anymore, but this one, actually, was good to hear. Gilbert, what the fuck is wrong with you? Like, really? You, I never thought that you were like a spineless asshole. Are you? ARMENTA: Well, the big issue right now is -- IGNATOVA: No, no. No need. No need. I don't want to hear it because it's actually very clear. I was like, it's -- like shit, like everywhere, just dirt. It's disgusting, actually. So, yeah, I think -- well, you know what I think. So let's put Paris on hold (U/I) and then do whatever needs to be done. There's no need for you to be in situation like this, dear. Like you obviously are not, you know -- there's no point for you, for me, for anyone, or for her. Like, poor woman. Like, poor me. Like, I don't like people to lie to me. I threw up. Do you understand? I threw up my dinner. I don't want this anymore. I know people are assholes. I know people can be weak. I know people can do a lot of things to get what they want over there, but I don't deserve this, and she does not deserve this. And whatever you think you are that you're smarter than anyone, it's not. You understand? It's just not. It's not cool. There's one thing that's called personal integrity. Google it. It might be good. I don't want to be with a person who has no personal integrity and who is just like saying bad things behind my back. You understand? I'm sure you do. And good night to you."

 A sample TD Bank letter to Gilbert Armenta is here. We'll have more on this.

On November 7 in the case against accused OneCoin money launderer Mark Scott Konstantin Ignatov for the third and last day took the witness stand, in prison blues with his neck and arm tattoos, as a cooperating witness.

  Scott's lawyer Arlo Devlin-Brown zeroed in on Konstantin Ignatov's guilty plea to bank fraud, asking him to name which FDIC insured bank he had provided false information to.

  Ignatov could not name a US bank, only United Bank of Dubai.

"No further questions," Devlin-Brown told Judge Ramos.

  Inner City Press has asked the US Attorney's Office when it was that Konstantin Ignatov pled guilty, since he gave no indication of such a plea in a September 6 status conference that Inner City Press covered, and has asked if it was before Judge Ramos, and if it was sealed.

  The government's next witness was the anti money laundering expert Donald Semesky. Inner City Press will continue to cover the trial. November 7 thread here. More on Patreon here.

  On November 6 Konstantin Ignatov testified that the bodyguards to took Ruja on her final public trip told him she was met by "Russian guys," and that Ruja had told him that in Russia she knew a rich and powerful person. More on Patreon, here.

  November 6 came to an end in the trial with Scott's lawyer Arlo Devlin-Brown cross examining Konstantin in detail about his one and only in person meeting with defendant Mark Scott, when he visited OneCoin's headquarters in Sophia, Bulgaria. Inner City Press will have more on this as the trial continues on November 7.

  Back on November 4 before jury selection, in oral arguments Scott's lawyers asked Judge Ramos to not allow into evidence information and chats found on a Samsung Galaxy smart phone for which Mark Scott paid but was used by his wife, with a Russian keyboard. Judge Ramos declined to suppress it.

  It also emerged that still-missing Ruja Ignatova rented space underneath cooperator Gilbert Armenta to listen in on him. More on that and on jury selection (which included questions on multi level marketing) is on Patreon, here.

On Monday, October 28 in a two hour pre-trial conference covered by Inner City Press, Judge Ramos said that the government can show photos of Scott with a yacht and cars that he purchased.

  The government said the trial will take two to three weeks.

The case is US v. Scott / Ignatov, 17-cr-630 (Ramos).

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