Frank Schneider’s US extradition appeal rejected
The Nancy Appeals Court has approved Frank Schneider’s extradition.
Following preliminary granting to Schneider’s extradition, he filed an appeal last July.
Schneider’s legal team argued that, if extradited to the US, Schneider would be denied “fundamental rights”.
The Nancy Appeals Court rejected this argument.
In response to Schneider’s appeal being rejected, the Luxembourg Times reports his “lawyers … will go to (a) higher court to overturn the decision”.
How long that process will take is unclear.
Quoting a local radio station, L’essentiel additionally reports that, despite being granted extradition by the Nancy Appeals Court, US authorities must still wait for final approval by the French government.
Ultimately, it is up to the French government to decide whether or not to extradite Frank Schneider.
Thus far the French government hasn’t raised any objections to Schneider’s extradition. I don’t see this changing.
Schneider (right) was released by French authorities last November, pending a decision on his appeal.
Whether he’ll now return to prison in light of the Nancy Appeals Court’s decision is unclear.
Schneider was instrumental in OneCoin’s $4 billion dollar Ponzi scheme.
With political and judicial ties by way of being a former Spy Master in Luxembourg, Schneider was OneCoin founder Ruja Ignatova’s right-hand man.
Schneider’s indictment in the US has yet to be made public.
My understanding is here’s the official judgement document from today:
I’m simply baffled that he didn’t pull a Ruja and disappear from the face of the earth the moment he was released from custody.
It’s probably not so great to be a fugitive especially cause he has a small kid(s).
And he must have extraordinary amount of interesting information which he can sing to the US authorities and considerably lessen his sentence. He might also know how to find Ruja.
OCRed the document linked in comment #1 in order to machine translation. These are the Frank Schneider charges according to the document:
Frank was indeed from with Ruja, Juha and Sebasian as early as 2014! Thus, not impossible hecould that he even be considered as one of the founders of OneCoin. Mastermind he certainly is.
More direct quotes from the actual SDNY indictment/complaint:
Frankie Goes to Hazelton, the US Federal Prison.
Interesting article from September 23, 2021.
The indictment or information on which the arrest warrant from the SDNY is based still appears to be sealed but was issued in 2020.
The question is who else was indicted, this has the sound of being related to Konstantin’s testimony to a new Grand Jury.
The sealed indictment may indicate others may get a knock on the door one night soon.
By the way, the source of the Nancy Court ruling PDF in my comment #1 is this article:
The link is in the end: PDF: Court ruling Franck Schneider [FR]
Memo to Frank: If you get in bed with criminals, expect to be treated like one. You are as good as a BS’er as Ruja, Juha, Sebastian, Igor Alberts, Kari, Steinkellers, Jose Gordo, King Jayms, “K,” Islam Brothers, naming just a few.
At least you got use of your creative writing course. Just shocked that you didn’t claim they put a sack over your head so that only your eyes and mouth were not covered.
Given what’s at stake I’d be surprised if the house he was at wasn’t under unofficial surveillance.
Really tempted to report on Schneider’s indictment snippets but I think it might be best to wait for the OG document to be unsealed.
The gist of it is there but don’t want to leave it to auto-translate and risk getting something wrong.
Yeah, so this is gonna be a while;
I’m in the middle of something at the moment. If I can get it done in time I’ll look at translating the appeal decision for indictment details.
New article by Martin Himmelheber.
Schneider won’t do himself any favours saying that Americans are notorious for lying and cheating
The new year has gone by so quickly. The OneCoin scammers in Sofia have already sent out the December 18, 2022 newsletter!
If I win the lottery, I will also buy 1,000,000 GAS for only 100,000 euros:
Hopefully the price will still be valid in December 2022 …
In my understanding as a french citizen from the very few law courses I had, the only court they can appeal to is the “Cour de cassation” which doesn’t really renders a decision besides “the decision of the appeal court is or isn’t conform to law and procedure”.
They don’t really judge the case, they just break (casser as is cassation) a judge’s decision if it’s nonsensical or illegal. It’s usually a very desperate move that almost never works unless some serious procedure issue happened.
I’d tend to bet that the guy’s done.
Thanks for the input. Looks like we’ll just be waiting for procedure to run its course then.
Getting into the appeal decision today to suss out the indictment details.