A current installment of that the popular BBC Sounds podcast the “Missing Cryptoqueen” has proven the public a rather interesting view of this strong Onecoin Ponzi. Based on two witnesses that the BBC intervieweda London law firm along with a standing management firm allegedly was able to find the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to shoot down a Onecoin warning.
The Bulgaria-based Ponzi scheme Onecoin was described by The Times as “one of the biggest scams in history” handling to web $4 billion in operations. The pyramid scheme is now a popular topic through time, and it’s invoked that the BBC Sounds podcast the “Missing Cryptoqueen.”
The series stars the British writer and journalist, Jamie Bartlett, and its produced by the well-known documentary manufacturer Georgia Catt. The hottest BBC Sounds podcast episode 9, dives to the continuing search for Onecoin’s missing pioneer Ruja Ignatova, otherwise called the ‘Cryptoqueen.’
Throughout the incident, Bartlett clarifies how the Cryptoqueen’s brother, Konstantin Ignatov, was operating with U.S. law enforcement. Ignatov told that the court a narrative about Ruja’s connection with Gilbert Armenta and the way Ruja supposedly took off with strong Russians.
Subsequently Bartlett discusses two people who had information about a London law firm along with also a “crisis management PR company.” Among the guys was an attorney called Gary Gilford and another was a former Chelgate worker Simon Harris. Chelgate is the standing management firm that apparently helped Onecoin avert difficulties.
The two Gilford and Harris never met each other, however they told a narrative of how the London law firm and also Chelgate was able to find the FCA to take out the Onecoin warning issued in September 2016. Ten months later, the FCA warning, that cautioned retail investors about investing at the Onecoin job, was eliminated.
Harris clarified that Chelgate worked together with the law firm to be able to “pressurize” that the FCA to “weakening” the regulator’s attempts against Onecoin. The witnesses state the Cryptoqueen and lots of high up members of the Ponzi were pleased with all the FCA warning elimination. The conversation with the prior Chelgate worker Harris starts at the 22:00 second markers throughout the “Missing Cryptoqueen” episode.
Meanwhile, among those Onecoin leaders, Sebastian Greenwood needed his pre-trial summit on Friday. Matthew Russell Lee in the Inner City Press reported in the court, and clarified that Greenwood’s next court date is going to be on October 5. Greenwood has been billed but the court appears to be having trouble with particular court procedures. The attorneys say that “video conferences take ten days to set up”
“We haven’t given all of the discovery due to discussions of a pre-trial disposition,” Greenwood’s prosecutors said. “We’ve shown him his own emails to show him his knowledge and involvement from the very beginning of this fraud scheme.”
Additionally, it seems that Onecoin investors Donald Berdeaux and Christine Grablis have agreed to repay with Konstantin Ignatov. The number of funds agreed upon isn’t revealed, however, the two plaintiffs represent investors who suffered losses involving 2014-2018.
“Plaintiffs and defendant Konstantin Ignatov (together, the “Parties”) want to stop involving them without prejudice the claims asserted against Defendant Ignatov although not impeding whatsoever Plaintiffs’ further prosecution of the claims against the other defendants in this act,” the court filing comprehensive.
The report by the Inner City Press also shows that Konstantin Ignatov’s plea bargain is a small puzzle. “Now in August 2020 a question has arisen,” clarifies Lee’s report. “Where is Konstantin Ignatov? After his sentencing was published back four months from July 8, as Inner City Press reported, now his lawyer in a filing in the civil case Grablis v. Onecoin Ltd has asked for an extension stating ‘Mr. Ignatov is presently incarcerated.’”
“But the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website, for the one Konstantin Ignatov in the system, says ‘Released On: 03/13/2020,’” Lee’s report included. Even if cooperators are from the personal GEO prison that the BOP uses, they’re recorded as incarcerated. Where is Konstantin Ignatov?” the reporter asked.
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