OK - @Eaze / #Wirecard trial of US v. Weigard has hit closing arguments. Judge Rakoff said it should end by 3:45 today but maybe 4 pm. Inner City Press has covered trial including cite of #OneCoin Armenta and will live tweet, thread below patreon.com/posts/48806960
AUSA's closing argument is quoting testimony of cooperator Oliver Hargreaves (who cites both Jan Marsalek of Wirecard, and Gilbert Armenta of #OneCoin). Running through particular emails to and transactions with "EU Processing."
Now Weigand's lawyer as part of his closing is reading to the jury testimony of a witness about merchant banks in Europe, emphasizes that the witness never spoke to Ruben Weigand after that.
In @Eaze trial, defense closing just said that the Bank of America testimony showed that US banks are still allowing purchases of marijuana over the VISA and MasterCard networks, through Circle, it is the height of hypocrisy.
OK - @Eaze trial closing arguments just end. Lines from US Attorney's Office rebuttal: Hargreaves is corroborated, & then... "banks like Wells Fargo, they care." Really? Instructions and deliberations tomorrow. See InnerCityPress.com & patreon.com/posts/48806960

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