Details of Konstantin Ignatov’s OneCoin guilty plea
Courtesy of Matthew Russell Lee from the Inner City Press, details of Konstantin Ignatov’s guilty plea have been made public.
That Ignatov was cooperating with the DOJ was revealed during the early days of Mark Scott’s criminal trial.
It was assumed Ignatov had also reached a plea agreement, but details weren’t publicly available.
Reporter Matthew Russell Lee managed to get a copy of Ignatov’s plea agreement and made it public.
As per Ignatov’s plea agreement, the four charges leveled against him total a potential ninety years imprisonment.
The agreement sees Ignatov admit forfeiture allegations in all four counts.
This will see Konstantin
forfeit to the United States … any and all property … the constitutes or is derived from proceeds traceable to (OneCoin related) offenses.
With respect to cooperation with the DOJ, Ignatov is required to
truthfully and completely disclose all information with respect to the activities of himself and others concerning all matter about which this Office (DOJ), the FBI, the IRS, and any other law enforcement agency requires of him.
The scope of Ignatov’s cooperation extends to attending any requested meetings, producing documents any other tangible evidence requested.
Ignatov’s testimony at Mark Scott’s trial is also part of the plea agreement.
The defendant … shall truthfully testify before the grand jury and at any trial and other curt proceeding with respect to any matters about which this Office may request his testimony.
Again underscoring OneCoin’s ties to organized crime, the plea agreement also makes reference to retaliatory violence.
It is understood that Ignatov’s truthful cooperation with this Office is likely to reveal activities of individuals who might use violence, force, and intimidation against Ignatov, his family, and loved ones.
Should Ignatov’s cooperation present a significant risk of physical harm, this Office, upon the written request of Ignatov, will take steps that it determines to be reasonable and necessary to attempt to ensure his safety and that of his family and loved ones.
It was disclosed in Ignatov’s release filings that he has a pregnant girlfriend. Presumably “family” above does not extend to Ignatov’s parents or his sister, Ruja.
“Steps” to ensure protection of Ignatov and his family include witness protection,
whereby Ignatov, his family, and loved ones, if approved, could be relocated under a new identity.
Who specifically might cause harm to Ignatov and his family is not disclosed.
Ignatov’s plea agreement was signed by himself and his attorney on October 4th.