Two more OneCoin domains were pulled offline while the Mark Scott trial was delayed until February 2020
OneCoin Ponzi Scheme has been present in thousands of highlights over the years. To this day, it remains one of the most successful scams ever created. Since many lawsuits have been filed against the company, it is only a matter of time until the situation is fully clarified.
On December 2, AZCoin News reported that the OneCoin home page was inaccessible. DNS records show that although the company still owns the website domain, it is currently under investigation and OneCoin’s DNS entry for their website has been moved to ‘server hold’.
Currently, two OneCoin website domains are offline. The DNS records show that the cause is due to an investigation by the EurID domain registrar.
Both “oneacademy.eu” and “oneworldfoundation.eu” remain active as of December 1. However, within the past 24 hours, DNS for both domains has been suspended.
One Academy is a website set up by OneCoin to host a fake education component for the Ponzi scheme. One World Foundation is a bullshit charity founded by Ruja Ignatova to create the illusion of OneCoin’s legitimacy.
Similar to OneCoin’s homepage, the current state of One Academy and One World Foundations domains is ‘server hold’.
This domain is registered to the domain owner as shown in WHOIS, but is temporarily inactive (i.e. website and email not working) and is under legal investigation, according to EurID.
EurID is believed to be working with authorities as part of a broader investigation into OneCoin, but details have yet to be confirmed.
As OneCoin’s web properties are gradually offline, all eyes are on Onelife.eu. OneLife is a website used to track the affiliated investment of OneCoin, a fraud tool.
They need to get the OneLife site offline too. This is where the accounts are which show people’s coin balance. Its ongoing existence allows for ‘scams-within-a-scam’ – people selling OneCoin to new investors for cash, without the head office being involved.
— Jamie Bartlett (@JamieJBartlett) December 2, 2019
The OneCoin website has been registered through One.com while One Academy and One World Foundation have been registered through NameCheap. And OneLife is registered through GoDaddy.
In the context of OneCoin’s DNS site suspension, a BehindMLM reader listed a number of other company domains for EurID, including DealShaker, One Academy, One World Foundation and One Pay.
EurID has confirmed that they are investigating all OneCoin domains listed above.
In the course of the trial of former lawyer Mark Scott, the legal team is considering two ways of handling: Rule 29 and Rule 33 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Rule 29 pertains to a motion for a Judgment of Acquittal. If the jury returned the guilty verdict, the court may reserve the sentence and issue a sentence.
This will be based on the argument that there is not enough evidence. But considering the mountain of evidence DOJ has against Scott, good luck.
Meanwhile, Rule 33 is attached to a motion requesting a new trial. This will be based on newly discovered evidence or “other grounds”.
The extended letter was submitted on December 4 asking for an extension of the submission of any such petitions until January 20, 2020. It was approved on December 5. If any petitions are submitted by Scott’s legal protection team, DOJ has a deadline to file an objection until February 10.
It seems that Scott’s sentence will not happen at least until mid-February 2020.
In the commentary on Scott’s trial, a user with the nickname Otto commented that it is not as significant as one would hope: the defendant has not been promoted OneCoin, nor does he get the verdict for marketing OneCoin.
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