Mark Scott facing new OneCoin charges? (updated)
A new entry on Mark Scott’s OneCoin case docket suggests he might be facing new charges.
On March 2nd the DOJ filed an endorsed letter with the court.
In the letter, the DOJ
request an adjournment of the change of plea control date in this matter that is currently scheduled for Thursday March 5, 2020.
The parties continue to have ongoing discussions about a pre-trial disposition, but have not yet reached an agreement.
Under known criminal charges, Mark Scott has already been tried and found guilty last year.
As of February 20th, Scott is scheduled to be sentenced on May 26th.
Unless I’m misunderstanding, the DOJ talking about a “plea control date” and “pre-trial disposition” means there’s additional charges we’re not aware of (i.e. another trial).
Adding to the confusion is an upcoming bond hearing.
The hearing was initially scheduled for March 6th. It was then rescheduled for March 10th.
As per a March 3rd order, the hearing will now be held on March 12th.
As it stands we have no idea what the proposed changes to Scott’s bail conditions are. Nor do we know anything about the upcoming plea hearing or related charges.
As per Scott’s case docket, the previously scheduled March 5th plea hearing has been rescheduled for April 9th.
Update 5th March 2020 – The March 2nd docket entry has been updated to reflect the change of plea control pertains to David Pike.
Pike has his own separate court docket, so it’s unclear why his case entries are appearing on Scott’s docket.
In any event, the takeaway is that Pike isn’t going to contest the charges against him.
The March 10th bond hearing definitely pertains to Scott, and we still don’t know the details behind that.
Stay tuned for more information pending the outcome of both upcoming hearings.
Update 4th April 2020 – Via a lettter addressed to the court, Pike’s attorney has confirmed he intends to change his plea to guilty.
Could it be that the government is now adding wire fraud charges?
Could be, but I’m at a loss as to why there’s a new trial.
Scott also hasn’t been cooperative with the DOJ, so why he’s submitting to a deposition doesn’t make sense either.
I thought maybe the trial was for someone else (Sebastian Greenwood?), but the DOJ’s letter states “this matter”, and the letter is filed under Scott’s money laundering docket.
This is the most confusing MLM crim case I’ve ever tracked.
Oh and before Dunce Jaymes or some other dumbass makes a video, this new trial doesn’t replace the existing one.
It’s not a new trial on the money laundering charges, this is for new unknown charges.
I am sure the DOJ found more evidence an additional charges for Mark S Scott.
I am sure that David R Pike will work in the plea deal with DOJ and will talk. Also Nicole j Huesmann who was the registered agent and lawyer of Mark s Scott Resigned of all related companies.
Beside that Gilbert Armenta is already working DOJ.
Don’t worry about King Jayms doing any videos about it. He will be too busy touting the Bulgarian TV documentary that Veska is having done.
Veska is to tell all that has happened to the company over the years and how unreliable people, both on the network and as employees, have caused great challenges and taken company money. How OneLife and OneCoin will rise from the ashes like the Phoenix.
It will be interesting to see how she explains Konstantin’s turning state’s evidence against OneCoin and Ruja, Ruja taking all that money and in hiding, and that’s just for starters.
Will she throw both of them under the bus trying to save her neck?
It indeed sounds like Scott is facing new charges, and that the prosecutors have offered him a plea deal (–> “pre-trial disposition”, see: avvo.com/legal-answers/trying-to-understand-legal-terms–pre-trial-dispos-1785369.html). On the “control date” we’ll probably know if Scott accepts it.
I don’t know if it’s even theoretically possible at this strage of the process, but could these new charges provide him an opportunity to work out a plea deal than encompasses his old charges too, so that he changes his mind with regards to them and drops his ongoing acquittal/re-trial motion?
IOW, this could be Scott’s best chance to avoid spending rest of his life in prison.
Otherwise, I don’t understand why the prosecutors would go for such an “over-kill” against Scott.
To speculate a little more, perhaps the prosecutors are offering Scott a grand plea deal, because they want his help in future trials (and out of mercy for Scott’s decaying health) — not all of them possibly even related to OneCoin.
Scott said in his post-arrest interrogation that he worked with Gilbert Armenta to do “telecom deals” worth 2.1 billion dollars (see pages 7-9, courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.482287/gov.uscourts.nysd.482287.127.1.pdf).
His long-standing partnership with Armenta might indicate that OneCoin was’t the only shady deal of great order of magnitude that he was involved in…
One possibility is this might have something to do with ePayments. Bear in mind I have absolutely nothing concrete on that.
Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Might this also explain why the bond conditions hearing has been requested?
The new charge(s) could increase his “flight risk” factor tremendously depending on the new charge(s).
Just noticed one thing… Are you sure that the DOJ letter is about Mark Scott? David Pike’s case was recently transformed into a subcase in Scott’s “mother case”, and there seems to be the March 2nd endorsed letter in that “Pike docket”:
Not available on CL, so can’t check it myself. If it doesn’t name Scott and talks about the defendant in general, it might be Pike.
The docket game has been extra confusing in this OneCoin saga, and there have been misfilings too.
I just ran a search on Pike’s docket dating back to Feb 29th, there’s nothing on there.
Found this from another Courtlistener Scott case entry:
So the letter is concerning Pike’s case, not Scott’s. Explains the oddities. 😉
Fuck. This. Case.
How many dockets are there??? And why have separate dockets if you’re not going to use them?
That Pike note wasn’t there yesterday or I’m going blind. So the bond hearing is for Scott (we have no idea why) and the Change of Plea hearing is for Pike, meaning he’s now the DOJ’s bitch.
Hopefully it is about David Pike and he is cooperating with the authorities like Konstantin did. It could mean big trouble for Irina and Veska.
Now that would be the icing on the cake that has been baking.