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After OneCoin Trial Tweets Named Amer Abdulaziz Other Links Raised To Inner City Press

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Periscope
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 26 –  During the jury trial of Mark Scott this month for laundering money for OneCoin and Ruja Ignatova,  a number of names of indicted co-conspirators emerged.

  One of them was Amer Abdulaziz Salman. Now his Phoenix thoroughbred fund is liquidation, even as the company makes legal threats against Inner City Press' reporting of sworn testimony from the trial.

    As Inner City Press reported on November 6, surprise cooperating witness Konstantin Ignatov brought up Amer Abdulaziz during his testimony, live-tweeted @InnerCityPress, and see here.

  Inner City Press has been contacted from Dubai of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, from Amer Abdulaziz's native Bahrain and elsewhere by whistleblowers in the horse racing industry, with extensive information about Amer Abdulaziz's work and sudden windfall with OneCoin money.

  Abdulaziz for example was described as not paying for three horses, with it being reported that Fasig-Tipton had not received payment for grade I winner Crisp and the broodmares Little Bonnet and Sky Mom, who were sold for more than $1.9 million combined... Dubai-based agent Ajay Anne purchased the three horses for a group of Dubai-based investors headed by Amer Abdul Aziz. Crisp (by El Corredor ) brought $900,000 while the stakes-placed winner Little Bonnet (by Coronado's Quest), who is the dam of grade I winner Boys At Tosconova , and grade III winner Sky Mom (by Maria's Mon) brought $725,000 and $320,000, respectively. Abdulaziz, in an interview [that he apparently later claimed was off the record and reportedly paid to get removed from the Internet], indicated the transactions were close to being finalized.  “We purchased the horses because they are very exciting horses, top quality,” he said. “There have been some delays because of the formation of the investment company and that is being finalized. We are just liquidating the funds into the company’s account. As we speak the payment is being made.  “Everything was finalized two days ago so we are looking at closing the deal in the next couple of days. There was some delay with the licensing, there was some delay with the investors."

   After some delay, and not insubstantial humiliation for Ajay Anne with his connections to Dubai Sheikh Mohammed's Darley and the repeat promise that an Abu Dhabi sheikh was coming in, investment in Abdulaziz by OneCoin and Ruja Ignatova occurred.

    As we've previously noted, through his Phoenix fund, Amer Abdulaziz has been buying up thoroughbred horses. Phoenix's horses have included "Advertise," the son of Showcasing, set to begin a stallion career projected to be lucrative at the National Stud in New Market in 2020.

    Among the many connections now being explored by Inner City Press is that former New  England Patriots tight end and now FOX Sports studio analyst Rob Gronkowski bought a substantial stake in one of Amer Abdulaziz's horses, bearing his name, see link here.

     During the trial, Inner City Press tweeted its surprise the Amer Abdulaziz was, unlike Ruja Ignatova, living in plain sight. It has continued: he has re-tweeted as recently as November 20.

   While some say he is going into hiding, it would seem that the US FBI or its overseas partners could easily bring him in.   So why haven't they? This is an ongoing Inner City Press series. More on Patreon here.


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