DOJ seeks access to potentially privileged OneCoin evidence
Pursuant to a sealed July 23rd order, the DOJ is seeking access to potentially privileged evidence.
Evidence sought by the DOJ includes
Communications between OneCoin Ltd., OnePayments Ltd., OneNetwork Serviced Ltd., OneAcademy, OneLife, and RavenR Capital Limited and (their) attorneys.
Communications between Ruja Ignatova, Frank Ricketts, Manon Hubenthal, Irina Dilkinska, International Marketing Services GmBH, International Marketing Services Singapore Pte, International Marketing Strategies Ltd., and B&N Consult EOOD and (their) attorneys.
The communications pertain to “OneCoin-related financial transactions and the continued operation of the OneCoin scheme”.
The sealed July 23rd order requested the effected parties to show cause as to why communications that meet the above criteria are privileged.
This is important to clarify, as the DOJ are unable to use privileged information in their case.
What we don’t know at this stage is what evidence the DOJ has collected and from where.
Some of it is the treasure trove of information seized through the Mark Scott case, but otherwise proceedings against Konstantin Ignatov and Ruja Ignatova are shrouded in secrecy.
As per the September 25th order, the parties above have ten days to assert privilege.
If they don’t, the DOJ are free to use any and all related communication evidence in their case.
Update 10th October 2019 – None of the OneCoin insiders filed show cause motions.
Subsequently all of the collected evidence has been deemed crime-fraud exception, meaning the DOJ has full access to it.
Manon Hubenthal is correctly named Manon Hübenthal. Excerpt from the German Commercial Register:
A photo with Manon Hübenthal:
Why is Manon Hübenthal constantly correcting the balance sheets of her fraudulent company? Does she have something to hide? 😮
In the past, Manon Hübenthal was also called Manon Wißmann. She probably married a man called Hübenthal.
Mark S Scott’s Search Warrant document and court transcripts provide at least some overview of the nature of the evidence they got. They even wiretapped people:
(Mark Scott Search warrant p.1-2)
That was in August 2018, even before Scott’s treasure trove. In February 2019 they implied that new material was constatnly coming to them, including from Germany that required translating:
The IMS managing director?
That’s one position that will make you wish to turn into invisible!
DOJ press release on the issue out:
With the press release, DOJ published the July 23 sealed document, which happens to be a court order that sides with the Prosecution.
The Court believes that the Prosecution can easily show probably cause that money laundering and wire fraud crimes happened, OneCoin is “illegal pyramid farud scheme”, etc., and thus the Court agrees to crime-fraud exception to attorney client-privlilege applies.
By extenstion OneCoin, Onelife, OneAcademy, to name just a few of the Receiving Entitities of the order, “facilitated transcation furthering money laundering scheme”.
The judge doesn’t find Scott’s objections to the process credible, and therefore sides with the Prosection.
There are some new company names in the category 3. And btw, I don’t what we should make of the fact that Konstantin Ignatov’s name is missing from the list of names — he accused in the case after all. Perhaps he did indeed join the jail canary choir with Sebastian Greenwood? 😉
You’re doing my job for me before I’ve even woke up 😀
Yay for community!
Konstantin might not have been named if he wasn’t part of the money laundering side of the business.
Ruja and her Sofia squad might have been laying low but they were still able to run the money side of the business.
I think he was involved in the money laundering side of business, and the evidence shows it.
In the bail motion proceedings, the Government told that Konstantin was facing additional charges, including money laundering charges:
(p.9 ; courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.516497/gov.uscourts.nysd.516497.90.0.pdf)
Konsantin’s Criminal Complaint document also describes, based on the evidence found from his phone, a money laundering scheme he and Simon Le were devicing. (page 29 of that document)
I think Mark Scott’s OneCoin money laundering is alleged to have continued up until his arrest in late 2018.
Konstantin’s position along with the POA for Ruja indicates that he was some kind of vice-Ruja, so it’s not unimaginable that he was also was in touch with Scott. In fact, I think it’s quite likely.
I wanna know when MoonLearning affiliates and partners who laundered money and committed wire fraud will face justice!!! Haven’t seen any indication of this SO FAR.
I bet those well known characters and criminals walk around with a bit of poop threatening to breach at any moment.
It appears that nobody came to assert attorney-client privilege: