Legal Battle Unveils Perjury Allegations: OneCoin Lawyer Denied Appeal

Prominent Irish Businessman Accused of Money Laundering $400 Million in OneCoin Scandal, Defense Claims Ignorance

Irish Journalist: Scott Convicted in OneCoin Money Laundering Case

In a high-profile case that has captured international attention, Mark Scott, a former attorney, has been found guilty of laundering $400 million from the OneCoin fraud. The prosecution argued that Scott used the money to finance a luxurious lifestyle, which included a yacht, multiple homes, and three Porsches. His defense, on the other hand, claimed that he was unaware of the fraudulent nature of OneCoin.

OneCoin, co-founded by Ruja Ignatova and Karl Sebastian Greenwood, operated as a multilevel marketing network, enticing people worldwide to buy OneCoin packages and paying commissions to those who recruited others. However, the scheme turned out to be a massive fraud, defrauding over 3.5 million people globally.

During the trial, the prosecution presented evidence that Scott made $50 million by setting up a fake investment fund to process money for Ruja Ignatova, who is currently on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. The defense argued that Scott was unaware of the scheme’s fraudulent nature and claimed that he was simply following his client’s instructions.

A crucial moment in the trial came when Konstantin Ignatov, the brother of Ruja Ignatova and a government witness, was caught lying on the stand. Despite this revelation, US District Judge Edgardo Ramos ruled against a new trial for Scott, stating that he was not convinced that an innocent person may have been convicted.

Scott’s lawyer, Arlo Devlin-Brown, expressed disappointment at the ruling and announced plans to appeal the decision. Devlin-Brown cited undisputed evidence that the government’s sole cooperating witness had perjured himself, casting doubt on the fairness of the trial.

The OneCoin scandal is considered one of the largest fraud schemes in history, defrauding millions of people worldwide. The scheme generated €4.037 billion in sales revenue and earned €2.735 billion in profits. While Karl Sebastian Greenwood has already been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his involvement in the scam, Ruja Ignatova, also known as “Cryptoqueen,” remains on the run. The FBI has listed her among their most wanted, offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to her arrest.

Despite the denial of Scott’s appeal, the repercussions of the OneCoin fraud continue to unfold. The case has shed light on the devastating impact of financial scams and the need for stricter regulations in the cryptocurrency industry.

This article was written by an Irish journalist and reviewed by an editor to ensure accuracy and adherence to journalistic standards.

Martin Reid

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