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After OneCoin Guilty Verdict US Attorney Gives Mark Scott More Time Withholding Exhibits

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 6 –  As Inner City Press covered the OneCoin trial this month, a number of names of indicted co-conspirators emerged on which we continue to follow up.

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

   But Inner City Press' follow-up on the trial is being hindered by the US Attorney's Office inexplicably withholding even the exhibits it showed the jurors - from whom Inner City Press has unilaterally received contact expressing outrage at where things stand. Here is another example: the US Attorney's Office is not opposing giving Mark Scott, living the high live in Florida including being spotted out to dinner with body guards, yet more time to prepare motions to try to avoid ever going to jail. By consenting, the US Attorney's Office may be setting up a situation where Mark Scott's sentencing gets pushed back and he remains free. Meaning Gilbert Armenta, fellow money launderer, is out and registering even more companies, the same as he did for his OneCoin money laundering bank in Georgia. We'll have more on this.

Here's the letter from Scott's lawyer, who previously worked in the US Attorney for the SDNY's office: "Dear Judge Ramos:  We write on behalf of our client, Mark Scott, who was convicted on November 21, 2019 in the above-referenced matter on two counts, conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Following the verdict, the Court set a deadline of December 20, 2019 for Mr. Scott to file Rule 29 and Rule 33 motions. We respectfully request that the Court extend this deadline by one month, to January 20, 2020. This will allow Mr. Scott and counsel sufficient time to review the factual and legal issues that may be relevant to such motions.

The Government has no objection to this request and proposes to submit any opposition by February 10, 2020 or make a subsequent application for an extension.   Respectfully Submitted,  /s Arlo Devlin-Brown."

  More delay?

  On November 24 Inner City Press' exclusive live-tweets were used without any credit in a derivative article by the Racing Post's Peter Scargill - apparently dodginess pervades this part of the industry.

  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 previous schemes and sudden windfall with OneCoin money. Inner City Press received another contact from OneCoin victims in Dubai on December 6. It will not rest - including on getting the exhibits released. It has submitted a FOIA request, acknowledged by DOJ in Washington. And still, nothing.

   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 Inner City Press series. More on Patreon here.


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