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Adidas prosecution cooperator Marty Blazer is here being sentenced by #SDNY Judge Ramos. AUSA says Blazer's recordings helped convict 10 in #Adidas scandal.
Inner City Press, in back row: Where are the #Nike prosecutions? Bol Bol, Deandre Ayton...
AUSA Boone says there will be an @HBO show sbout the #Adidas prosecutions.
Inner City Press has learned there will be a visual production about #OneCoin still-Missing Crypto Queen. In both,who will play Judge Ramos?
Adidas prosecution cooperator Marty Blazer is sobbing. Judge Ramos grants US motion under 5K1.1, sentences Blazer to time served, 1 year of Supervised Release. Restitution of $1,560,000, forfeiture of $2.35 million.
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OK - in insider trading case US v. Ladivas, cooperating witness is testifying about info he got on 4-7 deals from #GoldmanSachs' Bryan Cohen, whose guilty plea yesterday morning Inner City Press first reported from SDNY Mag Court - thread
Now cooperator Marc Demane is being cross examined.
Q: You only met Mr. Lavidas once, in 2011, correct?
Demane: Correct.
Q: And you never spoke with him about insider trading?
Demane: No.
Q: No you did not speak, or no, you spoke?
Demane: I did not speak.
Q: You spoke about the sale of generic drugs to the Nigerian government, I mean the Algerian government, do you not?
Demane: I did.
Q: And this highlighted portion asks, Let me know if you have any interest?
Demane: It does.
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In #SDNY Magistrates Court, Mr Brito of Jersey City remains detained until financially responsible co-signer on $10,000 bond, simple assault and misdemeanor marijuana. New @SDNYLIVE hashtag, copyright / TM: #JailOrBail
#SDNY Mag Court still going at 5:18 pm. Colon Cruz wants bail, lawyer offers he'd turn in his passport. Mag Judge snarks,"That's big of him." Has two illegal re-entries. #JailOrBail
Magistrate Judge Moses denies application for bail by Jose Luis Colon-Cruz. Then asks his lawyer up for a sidebar, as another Mag Judge did. #mentors?
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OK - now starting @SDNYLIVE, hearing in Giuffre v. Dershowitz, 19-cv-3377 before Judge Preska (who sentenced UN briber Patrick Ho of CEFC China Energy). Judge Preska starts with questions on alleged sexual trafficking of Giuffre by Dershowitz,with Epstein- thread
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @FinanceWatchOrg @yashar @kylegriffin1 After the issue of whether Dershowitz has had sex with anyone other than his wife calls outside relevance standards, Judge Preska adds "Or propriety." She calls Dershowitz' counter-claim sweeping and its forthcoming filings "Massive, no doubt."
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @FinanceWatchOrg @yashar @kylegriffin1 Now cited: the discovery in the Giuffre v. Maxwell case.
Note: Ghislaine Maxwell was given the UN press briefing room to promote her business, something Inner City Press asked the UN about before being banned from the UN.
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CRYPTO IN THE COURTROOM: For #North Korea Crypto-Currency Training, SDNY Arrests Virgil Griffith at LAX While Withholding Its #OneCoin US v. Mark Scott Exhibits despite requests and now FOIA filing from Inner City Press @SDNYLIVE…
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @Yomiuri_Online @Sankei_news @chadocl This complaint on #NorthKorea crypto-currency was signed on Nov 21 by #SDNY Magistrate Judge Netburn, and defendant Virgil Griffith was arrested yesterday - but on Nov 29 the case is still listed as "under seal" on PACER @SDNYLIVE
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @Yomiuri_Online @Sankei_news @chadocl @rcfp So Inner City Press @SDNYLIVE is putting the US v. Virgil Griffith complaint for sanctions violations by working / speaking on crypto-currency and blockchain in North Korea online here:…
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Even after pathetic UN noon briefing by @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric who lies about Press questions he has received in writing from Inner City Press he's banned, still no answers today, from #DRC to #OneCoin to UN bribery of @AntonioGuterres. Thread then story
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @silas_atefor @iburundi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Q from 10 am: On UN corruption, what is the SG's comment & action on Kate Gilmore having falsely claimed post-graduate degrees, a claim still online in his press release about her? This is an exclusive from Guterres-banned Inner City Press…
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @silas_atefor @iburundi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked, On DRC, what is the basis for UN saying it didn't shoot anyone in Beni? What investigation has the UN done? If it were found that a UN peacekeeper's bullet "fired in the air" hit someone, would immunity be waived? What would happen?
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In UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for 510th day by SG @AntonioGuterres, @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric is reading propaganda, has not answered any of ICP's questions on DRC, #OneCoin, UN rapes, Egypt, etc - thread, totally corrupt
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @luchaRDC @luigielongui1 @MadaMasr @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked Also on DR Congo, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that the Dutch development bank FMO is accused of funding human rights abuses in connection with Feronia's palm oil in the DRC?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @luchaRDC @luigielongui1 @MadaMasr @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Now @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric just lied on camera. A scribe asked why he only said today that Bloomberg quit UN on Nov11. Dujarric said, we were asked today. But Inner City Press asked in writing before, and Duj said he'd answer. LIAR
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OK - #OneCoin jury deliberations were to start at 9:30 am but 1st, argument on Mark Scott's lawyers' last minute Hail Mary Inner City Press reported on last night… This is what $50 million can buy you. Thread
@MatthewLeeICP @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @CryptoXpose Not only Mark Scott's Garvin but also Arlo Devlin-Brown jumped into the last minute argument, for an additional jury instruction that wire fraud cannot be only outside of the US. Judge Ramos says there is evidence of wire in the US, and the defrauding of Horn
@MatthewLeeICP @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @CryptoXpose Judge Ramos cites victimization of William Horn and him traveling to OneCoin (or OneLife) conferences in different states of the US. Judge Ramos says yesterday's jury instruction was appropriate; defense request DENIED.
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Back in #SDNY Magistrates Court: William Skinner is charged with a murder, in 1989 in Brooklyn, of Efrain Cardenas- thread
This is a death penalty eligible case. Spiller is asking for bail, says he was acquitted; AUSA says there is no precedent.
Spiller's wife is his proposed co-signer. She is charged with a separate fraud. They own a house now worth $500,000. #NYC
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OK - #OneCoin trial coming to a close, literally: today closing arguments, US then Mark Scott's lawyer, both sure to zero in on Konstantin Ignatov's cooperating testimony, Inner City Press stories:… & Thread below
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @saavedra2013 But before summations, Scott's lawyer Arlo Devlin-Brown is putting into evidence a Locke Lord report on crypto currency by Robert Courtniedge and Charlie Baron Smith, & an email from Scott to David Pike (arrested, arraigned, and bailed to Coral Gables, Florida)
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @saavedra2013 In the past minute: Defense rested its case; Judge Ramos told juror to take a break while the court is set up for closing arguments. Then Judge Ramos asked Mark Scott to confirm that he is choosing not to testify. He confirmed it. Prosecution closing in 5 min
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OK - #OneCoin trial Week 3, Day 2 is on, with information going in about how Mark Scott took scheme money to buy 130 Sunset Lane in Barnstable, MA with City National Bank of Florida. Defense case today… & Thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @FinanceWatchOrg @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess Witness Rosalind October of Manhattan DA's Office dissected the payments of victim Linda Cohen through HSBC to TD Bank to United Overseas Bank to DMS Cayman. Mark Scott sitting impassive looking at the chart, two half finished bottles of soda beside him
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @FinanceWatchOrg @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess Now Ms October of Manhattan DA's Office is explaining how Mark Scott, using scheme funds in Northern Trust, bought himself a $35,000 watch. Jurors look interested.
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OK - OneCoin trial Week 3, Day 1 starting, should be the final week. Yesterday late, US wrote to Judge Ramos about Mark Scott's character witness(es) @SDNYLIVE stories here… &, thread below
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FinanceWatchOrg @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess AUSA Demase picked up from Friday's direct examination of BNY Mellon anti-money laundering chief Wilder.
AUSA: Are Citibank and Deutsche Bank's NY branch FDIC insured?
Wilder: Yes.
[For bank fraud, the defrauded bank must be FDIC insured, unlike in UAE & BVI]
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FinanceWatchOrg @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess AUSA Dimase asking BNY Mellon's Wilder about emailed between Maya [at] OneCoin [dot] eu to Mark Scott, about Fenero Funds.
AUSA: And the bank involved was?
A: City National Bank of Florida.
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OK - #OneCoin trial continues, with Mark Scott's lawyer cross examining Special Agent about Ruja Ignatova's and Gilbert Armenta's emails (which Gilbert said don't use, as it's "discoverable"). Stories… & below, thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @FinanceWatchOrg @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @JenMcAdamUK @saavedra2013 As just reported by #Periscope outside @SDNYLIVE courthouse, next witness (list is not public) seems to concern US Federal Reserve & FDIC. The broadcast (including 9/11 discovery proceeding and another fraud case)…
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @FinanceWatchOrg @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @JenMcAdamUK @saavedra2013 Talks turns to an account in "First Caribbean International Bank" in the British Virgin Islands - Mark Scott's lawyer asks Special Agent, Isn't it true this account was never opened?

He glowers: Isn't there is a similarly named bank in the Cayman Islands?
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OK - #OneCoin trial finally restarting after much milling around in the courtroom. Judge Ramos was already asking about the verdict form. But there's more to come. Yesterday's stories… & Below, thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @Svrakata @ezCoinAccess On the stand, Special Agent "Kroll," reading out for AUSA Folly a series of e-amails involving Gilbert Armenta.
Q: So who is this email to Armenta from?
A: Mark S. Scott.
Q: And this one?
A: From Mark Scott to Ruja.
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @Svrakata @ezCoinAccess Q: What did Scott write?
A: That he sent the invoice for their new project.
Q: And what did Ruja reply?
A: About money from Singapore, and how to proceed. Then Mark said, "Need to meet with you personally... about bankability."
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OK - #OneCoin trial continuing today, with Locke Lord law firm deputy COO still on witness stand. Last night Inner City Press published Ruja audio… and Konstantin's plea deal… Below, thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @Svrakata @JamieJBartlett @widell_ari @FinanceWatchOrg And we're off. Jury's on time, AUSA Dimase resumes with a new exhibit about Sabadell (now IBERIABANK) moving $5 million, e-mails involving Mark Scott.
AUSA: Yesterday you were discussing a transfer into the firm's escrow accounts.
Locke Lord deputy COO: Yes
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @Svrakata @JamieJBartlett @widell_ari @FinanceWatchOrg AUSA Dimase: What's this?
A: Our trust account statement with Northern Trust.
AUSA: And this email, Mark Scott and Gilbert Armenta, 'It may be best to communicate on this line about banks.'
[Armenta - Ruja audio:…
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OK - on #OneCoin trial we back for Week 2, Day 1. Mark Scott's lawyer is arguing that the US Attorney dumped Bank of Ireland exhibits on them at midnight. Of course, not yet made available to Press despite requests But here we go: thread
@MatthewLeeICP @FinanceWatchOrg @Svrakata @ezCoinAccess @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett Judge Ramos: the defense is arguing that Mr. Scott was not in the position to know that OneCoin was a fraud. So the government's re-direct at the end of Friday was appropriate. But not all exhibits were - and the jury will be told that. [Jury due in 4 minutes]
@MatthewLeeICP @FinanceWatchOrg @Svrakata @ezCoinAccess @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett Q: Is the court striking both the exhibits and the portions of the re-direct examination about them?
Judge Ramos: Correct.
AUSA Dimase: Mr. Devlin-Brown has indicated he wants to object to a Locke Lord witness about $5 million put in a Locke Lord escrow account
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OK - #OneCoin trial continues today @SDNYLIVE with fund manager APAX of Mark Scott's alleged money laundering on the stand. Inner City Press stories:… & below, thread
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @FinanceWatchOrg Judge Ramos says that one of the alternate jurors - we'll leave them unnamed - is in the emergency room. The parties agree she can be excused, the trial will continue. Special AUSA Lozano rattles of exhibits put into evidence. Not online yet
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @FinanceWatchOrg Special AUSA Lozano: So you raised concerns?
APAX fund manager: Yes, about where the money would be paid to, Fenero.
Lozano: How did Mr. Scott respond to the question, Who controls this bank account?
APAX: He said he did, he said he is Fenero.
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Here is UN noon press briefing that UNSG @AntonioGuterres has banned Inner City Press from attending to ask Qs at now for 492nd day. Inner City Press has put in 5 written questions today including, yes, on #OneCoin & UN-linked Igobit fraud, #SriLanka, etc - thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FinanceWatchOrg @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric: now that UN-linked World Sports Alliance Saint Clair has been indicted in SDNY, belatedly provide @AntonioGuterres' comment on the global implications of the #OneCoin fraud being shown in SDNY trial
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FinanceWatchOrg @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric Banned Inner City Press asked: please provide the "if asked" info about the case of sexual exploitation against a #Cameroon UN "military observer" in CAR & a #Uruguay-an UN "peacekeeper" in Haiti data dumped on Nov 4 at 4:30 pm and those on Oct 31
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OK - #OneCoin trial resuming, Scott lawyer cross examination of Konstantin Ignatov, before jury in he's said he intends to confront Konstantin if Irina was present for Ruja-Scott meeting. Stories… & and below, thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @Svrakata @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @widell_ari Jury is coming in. Just before, Judge Ramos indicated that Scott's lawyer *can* ask Konstantin Ignatov about an Irina D. email he's never seen, citing a law school example of using a pizza box to refresh a witness' recollection
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @Svrakata @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @widell_ari Scott's lawyer Arlo Devlin-Brown: Mr Ignatov, you've been at the MCC since March - it's a pretty terrible place, right?
Konstantin: Right.
Arlo: So between July and October when you pled guilty, you met with the government ten or so times, right?
Konstantin: Yes
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OK - #OneCoin trial of Mark Scott continues with Konstantin Ignatov on stand at 9:30, before that lawyers' arguments about Scott's state of mind @SDNYLIVE - yesterday's stories… and, and below, thread
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @Svrakata @widell_ari @ezCoinAccess @JenMcAdamUK @JamieJBartlett @FinanceWatchOrg @FUNCA_info Before jury comes in at 9:30 am, AUSA Folly tells Judge Ramos that the defense should not be able to mislead the jury about an audit report that Scott never saw.
Judge Ramos: Here we have a piece of evidence that is already before the jury, it was on the website
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @Svrakata @widell_ari @ezCoinAccess @JenMcAdamUK @JamieJBartlett @FinanceWatchOrg @FUNCA_info Judge Ramos: We've having this trial because Mr. Scott is allowed to argue that he didn't know this was a fraud.
AUSA Folly: We may still have an objection.
Scott's lawyer again mentions Robert Courtneidge of Locke Lord
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OK - in #OneCoin trial in #SDNY court of US v. Scott, opening arguments this morning at 9:30, any lawyers' arguments before Judge Ramos first. Yesterday's Inner City Press story… & more on Below, today's thread
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @TheACFE @CoinUp24 @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @Jackiejourno @JenMcAdamUK Assistant US Attorney Demase says government has a witness today who is 75 years old & that he might ask leading questions.
Scott's lawyer Devlin-Brown says given the testimony of this witness, he'll tell the jury Scott is charged with the money laundering side
@MatthewLeeICP @sdnylive @TheACFE @CoinUp24 @Svrakata @widell_ari @JamieJBartlett @ezCoinAccess @Jackiejourno @JenMcAdamUK Judge Ramos says all of the #OneCoin jurors have arrived on or before, so they'll enter and arguments begin right at 9:30 am. And now he thanks them.
Government to start its opening statement: "The OneCoin crypto currency was absolutely fake and worthless."
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OK - the #OneCoin trial is starting @SDNYLIVE, Inner City Press will be live-tweeting. This morning even before jury select, US is previewing recorded phone calls it says show that Ruja Ignatova bought an apartment to record Gilbert Armenta - thread
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @CryptoXpose @widell_ari @Svrakata @JamieJBartlett @JenMcAdamUK @ezCoinAccess @vlbeta Now Scott's lawyer Arlo Devlin-Brown says he's concerned about these recorded calls being played for jury (still to be selected), because on them Ruja says Watch out for the Russians, you know what they can do
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @CryptoXpose @widell_ari @Svrakata @JamieJBartlett @JenMcAdamUK @ezCoinAccess @vlbeta Devlin-Brown says while Ruja might have been referring to Russian hacking, the jury might think otherwise. Violence?

Judge Ramos suggests getting the witness about these calls on and off the witness stand in one fell swoop.
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On #OneCoin / US v Scott, Judge Ramos says trial Nov 4, 9:30- 2:30, will sit Fridays. Scott is here. thread
Judge Ramos asks to hear about co conspirator statements. AUSA says only issue is if Scott withdrew from #OneCoin conspiracy
Judge Ramos asks about a law enforcement presentation leak AUSA says Ignatova had sources, declines to say more on when
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In #SDNY, Judge Berman in Courtroom 17B begins by saying he will NOT be making a decision on #JeffreyEpstein's bond application - says he will deliver his decision Thurs July 18 at 9:30 am. Still, hearing going forward today, victims are in court @SDNYLIVE - 1/x thread
On Epstein, Judge Berman says he'll give both sides 20 minutes if they want it. He's beginning with his own set of questions; burden is on government to show no set of conditions could reasonably be expected to bring Epstein back to court. Risk of flight 2/x
Judge Berman Question 1 for defense: how have you rebutted the presumption? To government: how have you been able to prove remand is appropriate. Question 2 (of 5) - since Epstein's had to register as sex offender in NY, FLA, Virgin Is. Q: What about New Mexico?
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