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How Mark Scott used Apex Group to launder OneCoin funds

In his witness testimony at Mark Scott’s trial, Konstantin Ignatov claimed OneCoin took in over $2 billion. In January 2019, US authorities pegged OneCoin losses at over $4 billion. That money had to go somewhere. Today we examine exactly how Mark Scott shuffled hundreds of millions of euros for OneCoin’s owner, Ruja Ignatova.

Konstantin Ignatov released, Mark Scott returns to prison

Over the weekend OneCoin’s Konstantin Ignatov was released from prison. Conversely but for an unrelated reason, Mark Scott returned to prison. I was hoping we’d get a case docket update today but doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

First OneCoin US arrest was in October 2017

Mark Scott’s trial saw FBI Special Agent Shimko take to the stand. As revealed in Special Agent Shimko’s cross-examination, the first known OneCoin arrest by US authorities was mid September 2017.

How OneCoin was illegally promoted in the US

On paper OneCoin never officially operated in the US. Unofficially US investors were being fed the same lies and encouraged to sign up. Spearheading these efforts were Maurice Katz and Sal Leto. Katz and Leto hosted various OneCoin events across the US, with the assistance of local promoters. One such event was attended by William [Continue reading…]

The witness testimony of Konstantin Ignatov

If you ever wondered what day to day life was like in a $4 billion dollar Ponzi scheme, Konstantin Ignatov’s witness testimony is probably your best bet. BehindMLM reader WhistleBlowerFin has graciously made available transcripts from Scott’s trial late last year. In addition to his pre-trial testimony and live reporting from the Inner City Press, [Continue reading…]

Mark Scott fighting disbarment over OneCoin fraud

Convicted OneCoin money launderer Mark Scott is facing disbarment. According to a report from the Miami Herald, Scott has been suspended from practicing law as of last Wednesday.

Mark Scott facing new OneCoin charges? (updated)

A new entry on Mark Scott’s OneCoin case docket suggests he might be facing new charges.

OneCoin at the heart of ePayments Systems shutdown?

ePayments Systems is one of the UK’s largest digital payments companies. Well, it was… until the FCA unexpectedly shut it down on February 11th. Along with the shutdown came a freeze order, trapping what is believed to be over £100 million in client funds. Oh, and did I mention there’s an extremely interesting tie to [Continue reading…]

NZ authorities not pursuing OneCoin investigation

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has announced it will not proceed with an investigation into OneCoin.

Mark Scott’s mysterious bond conditions hearing

About a week ago we noticed a bond hearing schedule appear on Mark Scott’s OneCoin case docket. What the hearing pertains to or why it was scheduled was not disclosed. We’re still not 100% sure why the hearing has been called, but a recent filing suggests the DOJ is pushing for changes to Scott’s current [Continue reading…]