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SDNY UN Linked Crypto Case of Asa St Clair and World Sports Alliance Discovery Growing

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 11 – 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 crypto-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, 2019 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.

  On April 30 Inner City Press covered that next Saint Clair proceeding, which he did not attend due to Coronavirus. His lawyer John Buza, no longer the Federal Defenders, said his client couldn't fly and asked for more time. It was granted, until July 16.

  But just before that, on July 8, Buza made a third request for adjournment, saying the Asa Saint Clair is in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was pushed to September 21, a day when the corrupt(ed) UN began its UNGA week. Then it was pushed back again to December 11, and an overbroad protective order was filed.

On December 11, Judge Castel held another proceeding, and Inner City Press again covered. The AUSA acknowledged that it got more than just the defendant's emails in response to a subpoena. It intends to re-file to get the rest. The next date was pushed back to March 16, with Federal Defenders out and John Buza in.

Inner City Press will continue to cover this and other instances of corruption in and around the UN.

   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.

 Inner City Press will continue on these cases. This one is US v. Saint Clair, 19-cr-790 (Castel). Watch this site.


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