OK - in @Eaze & #Wirecard trial, Day 6, still on the stand is cooperator Oliver Hargreaves, who on Monday named Wirecard, & yesterday named #OneCoin's Gilbert Armenta. Inner City Press has reporting, and will live tweet, thread below patreon.com/posts/48543661
Defense lawyer: You used the code, Medical services 8099, for marijuana?
Hargreaves: We thought it was elegant. A consultant proposed it.
Defense lawyer: In your second day as a cooperator, you told the US, It didn't work with Paynetics, correct?
Hargreaves: Yes.
Akhavan's lawyer: You told the agents, we tried to do marijuana delivery with Ray, right?
Hargreaves: Yes.
Akhavan's lawyer: And you didn't say, false, or misleading, or deceptive?
Hargreaves: No, sir.
AUSA: Mr. Hargreaves, part of your cooperation with the government was to give full access to your phones and ProtonMail, correct?
Hargreaves: Yes.
AUSA: Let's put up Government Exhibit 3604. Do you remember this, one of the websites your team designed for the @Eaze scheme?
Hargreaves: A fictitious website. Ray and Ruben worked on it.
AUSA: These fraudulent business plans were sent to EUprocessing at ProtonMail dot com - that was Ruben [Weigand], correct?
Hargreaves. Yes.
Next witness in US v. Weigand / Eaze / Wirecard was long at Citibank, now at Bank of America, in "payments innovation." Not much time for questions - Judge Rakoff has another proceeding at 4 pm (which Inner City Press will also be covering.)
The BofA official says, "In the US, we do not do any kind of business with marijuana related businesses."
Gov't offers exhibits 2410, 2411.
Judge Rakoff: You may step down.
Judge Rakoff suggests to government they trim their case by a day. Then defense urges that an agent witness tomorrow be trimmed, as not having personal knowledge of the documents.
Judge Rakoff: If you're not contesting authenticity, the janitor would get them in
The trial's done for day. Story soon on InnerCityPress.com & patreon.com/posts/48486376
Interim update, morning of March 11:
Bank of America witness still on the stand, says BofA does not do marijuana business because illegal under Federal law. We'll have a bigger update on this @Eaze / #Wirecard case, by 8 pm if not before
In @Eaze / #Wirecard case, now questioning turns to Government Exhibit 2410, Bank of America's Enterprise Policy regarding Marijuana Related Businesses...
In @Eaze / #Wirecard trial, now a witness is being asked about Government Exhibits 3703, 3704, 3705, "in evidence." So when are we going to get access to these exhibits? We've asked - watch this feed.

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Hargreaves: Yes.
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