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.
The Miami Herald’s report can be verified against Scott’s Florida Bar disciplinary action page, which links to a Feb 3rd Supreme Court order.
ORDERED that this suspension shall be effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients.
The order was accompanied by a petition requesting permanent disbarment, which thus far Scott has refused to sign.
Instead, Scott (right) is defending the case.
“The Bar sent me a package offering that course of action,” Scott said Thursday by phone.
“I’m not interested in that. I’m still fighting for my life in New York without any reason to give up.”
I haven’t followed a disbarment case before, but as I understand it the Supreme Court’s suspension order stands pending the outcome of the case.
As per the Supreme Court’s order;
The above matter has been referred to the Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for the appointment of a referee.
Scott was found guilty of laundering for OneCoin last November. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 26th.
Not sure how long these disbarment hearings take but we’ll keep you updated if we hear anything.
In the meantime, anyone want to have a crack at raising a disbarment defense against a $400 million dollar money laundering conviction?
I mean honestly, on what planet does “Yes, I’m the lawyer who got caught laundering hundreds of millions of dollars for a Ponzi scheme. They let me keep practicing lulz” happen?
Update 14th March 2020 – On March 12th the Supreme Court of Florida stayed Scott’s disbarment proceedings.
Scott’s disbarment case has been stayed pending the outcome of his acquittal/new trial motion. That motion was filed in Scott’s OneCoin criminal case.
Update 31st October 2020 – Scott’s disbarment proceedings in Florida remain suspended. New York however decided to disbar Scott as of October 29th.
Mark Scott trial transcript has been now officially released on PACER!
Transcript from November 6th and 7th when Konstantin Ignatov was testifying are available on Courtlistener here:
6th November: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/189/united-states-v-scott/
7th November: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/191/united-states-v-scott/
The documents are pretty long, so I hope others can also volunteer, only these 2 days was close to 40 dollars.
The transcripts of Konstanting’s testimony are out:
Even cursory look reveals of amazing stuff. Like how the OneCoin legal opinion was obtained from Hogan Lowells. 😉
Mark Scott is going to jail for breaking bail conditions.
In Florida bar, “disiciplinary revocation without leave to apply for readmission” is equivalent to a permanent disbarment. Normal disciplinary revocation (with leave) allows readmission after at least 5 years AND extensive retraining.
He’s just wasting time. The hearing will go with or without him. He had 30 days to respond, and he’s just wasting them all because he really doesn’t have any argument he can present.
The disciplinary action should automatically go into effect in 30 days, which means he’s ALREADY disbarred a whole week ago.
$40??? Pacer charges are capped at $3 USD per document. Doesn’t matter how many pages they are.
If Court Listener charged you $40 for two documents you’re getting ripped off. Can you get a refund?
I read it as he was suspended last week. The case hasn’t been resolved yet.
Ah ok, hope you are right about the $3 CAP on PACER. I just looked at the page count and announcement $0.1 per page. 😀
My Pacer account balance didn’t update yet, but hope you are right (I didn’t actually pay anything yet). Courtlistener doesn’t cost anything of course.
Lol, Mark Scott stuffing his face at a restaurant after a legal meeting. And spending money from Cayman Island accounts.
Yeah it’s 10 cents a page, capped at $3 per document.
I.e. $3 is the most you can be charged per document regardless of how many pages it is.
Note that exhibits and attachments, if you download them, count as additional individual documents.
The $3 maximum applies only to “regular documents”, Transcripts are excluded from this limit. So for Transcripts each and every page costs $0.10 without a maximum.
I’m afraid OneCon Squad Sofia may be right and there’s no cap for transcripts.
I tried for the November 8th transcript and the service message before viewing the document says “The document you requested is 201 pages. You will be billed for the exact number of pages”.
Oh well, nothing lost, as I was expecting it to be $0.1 per page anyway..
Skimmed through the first one, there’s some interesting tidbits.
Greenwood and Ignatova had a strange relationship (that much we knew). Ignatova’s former personal assistant apparently had an affair with Greenwood, prompting Ignatova to fire her.
That assistant was replaced by Konstantin.
It’s going to take me a few hours to go through both transcripts and pull out the other interesting stuff.
@WhistleBlowerFin – RE: “I hope others can also volunteer”
Post BTC address and I’ll split the cost 🙂
Ok here are the transcripts of the Mark Scott trial on Courtlistener, except for the 18th Nov which is not yet available on Pacer for some reason, even though it should be.
Nov 5: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/187/united-states-v-scott/
Nov 6: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/189/united-states-v-scott/
Nov 7: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/191/united-states-v-scott/
Nov 8: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/193/united-states-v-scott/
Nov 12: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/195/united-states-v-scott/
Nov 13: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/197/united-states-v-scott/
Nov 14: .courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/199/united-states-v-scott/
Nov 15: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/201/united-states-v-scott/
Nov 18: N/A
Nov 19: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/205/united-states-v-scott/
Nov 20: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/207/united-states-v-scott/
Nov 21: courtlistener.com/docket/7829201/209/united-states-v-scott/
Holy crap, that’s a lot of information to sift through.
I’ve been at Konstantin Ignatov’s testimony now for almost nine hours. Just finished and my brain is mush.
I’ll tackle the rest of the transcripts over the following days. I’m thinking I’ll break them up into who is being questioned and/or whatever else is going on (I haven’t looked at them yet).
Depending on what’s in the transcripts and what’s worth covering, it might take me a few days to get through them. Thank you so much for making them available.
Article updated with stay on proceedings.
I’m aware Scott is supposedly back in prison. His docket hasn’t been updated but there’s conflicting reports from Inner City Press and Law360.
Law360 claim bail was revoked because one of his backers ($750,000) wanted out.
The article is behind a paywall so I can’t read the rest of it.
Inner City Press report bail was revoked because Scott was dining out in violation of set conditions and continuing to spend funds tied to OneCoin.
At the time of publication the FBP inmate search still shows Scott’s release last year. I’m expecting some lag there.
I imagine we’ll get a docket update early next week, which I’m hoping will clarify exactly what went down last Thurs.
Just as the federal prison COVID lockdown starts, no visitors (including lawyers) for 30 days.
Life’s all about timing….
I don’t think that there is a real conflict between law360 and InnerCityPress.
This is the complete text that is visible on law360 without an account:
So basically both law360 and InnerCityPress mention the same reason: Scott violated his bail conditions.
The illegal sale of a seized Porsche was one of the reasons why Assistant US Attorneys Christopher DiMase was seeking the remand of Mark Scott, immediately after the jurors reached a verdict.
Page 41, Judge Ramos:
Mark Scott is a total megalomaniac who think he’s above the Supreme Being.
I hope that some day, he realizes the lives he’s shattered and the dreams he has destroyed for others. He is despicable.
Hopefully he’ll have enough time locked up so he can some day try to turn his life around.
So sad, and there’s an innocent baby boy out there with no control of who his parents are and what they do. Both Mark and his “wife” are disgusting.
I absolutely agree with you. “The inventor“ Mark s Scott thinks he is smarter than anybody and is above the law.
He is a liar and nasty person. He damaged a lot of people in the past.
His wife Lidia kolesniskova from Russia is as much involved in this as he is. Don’t think she is innocent.
I wouldn’t be surprised if there is russian tide and money hidden in Russia or Germany.
Given the timing of their establishment, pretty likely that these Lidia V Scott’s US compaies are funded by criminal OneCoin money from her husband:
Yes those companies are shell companies which David R Pike used to run as an registered manager.
Mumbelli group was registered BVI, Venoma group LLC was before natural venture ma ccc Holding run by David R Pike and Nicola J Huesmann.
After David R Pike arrest those companies have name changed and different agent one of the is Mark s Scott wife Lidia V Scott.
All the property he bought is under company name.
This is in New York. I don’t have access.
In Florida Scott’s bar license remains suspended.