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.