A consented to preliminary order has pegged Gilbert Armenta’s OneCoin forfeiture at over $50 million dollars.

Armenta’s preliminary forfeiture order follows Armenta receiving a five year prison sentence last month.

Through his guilty plea, Armenta (right) consented to being held liable for

  1. $300 million jointly with co-conspirators Ruja Ignatova, Konstantin Ignatov and Karl Sebastian Greenwood;
  2. $10 million jointly with co-conspirator Mark Scott; and
  3. $98 million jointly with co-conspirators Christopher Hamilton and Robert McDonald

Filed on March 1st, the order details ~$40.8 million in forfeiture plus additional assets:

  • $40 million Armenta surrendered to the DOJ in August 2018;
  • $803,500 Armenta surrendered to the DOJ in December 2018;
  • a 4 bedroom home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with an estimated $3.2 million value;

  • a 5 bedroom beachfront property in Fort Lauderdale Florida, with an estimated $6.4 million value;

  • a Hermes Etoupe 35cm Togo Birkin Taupe Gold luxury bag ($20,000 to $30,000 new);
  • a Hermes Pink Alligator luxury bag (~$80,000 to $120,000 new);
  • a Hermes Birkin 35 luxury handbag (~$20,000 new);
  • a Cartier necklace;
  • a gold colored bangle;
  • a Bulgari necklace;
  • a set of JAR Paris rose earrings (~$12,000 to $25,000 used); and
  • a gold colored “link necklace”

The total amount ordered in Armenta’s forfeiture is roughly $50.4 million.

Armenta surrendered the luxury bags and jewelry to the DOJ in January 2018. Given these are used goods of unknown quality, I haven’t factored them into forfeiture calculations (although they are very much part of Armenta’s forfeiture agreement).