Last week the firm Phoenix Thoroughbreds was reportedly banned from horse racing in France over the founder’s alleged involvement with the crypto Ponzi scheme Onecoin. Last November, Onecoin cofounder Konstantin Ignatov, the Cryptoqueen’s brother, told New York prosecutors Phoenix Thoroughbreds owner Amer Abdulaziz Salman was one of the “money-cleaners under the guidance of Gilbert Armenta.”
The great Onecoin scandal continues after news.Bitcoin.com recently reported on the unsealed indictment of Gilbert Armenta, an alleged Onecoin co-conspirator. Armenta was allegedly Ruja Ignatova’s (Cryptoqueen) former boyfriend who ostensibly helped Onecoin leaders launder millions of dollars.
Some of the Onecoin funds may have been funneled into the thoroughbred racehorse industry, according to Konstantin Ignatov’s testimony last fall.
Following the unsealed document for Gilbert Armenta and his sentencing date for October 21, 2020, a recent episode of the popular BBC Sounds podcast the “Missing Cryptoqueen” uncovered some interesting findings.
The new episode showed how a Onecoin law firm and reputation management company allegedly got the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to take down a Onecoin warning.
This week all eyes are now on, Amer Abdulaziz Salman, and his racehorse company Phoenix Thoroughbreds. This is due to the fact that last week a number of horse racing news outlets reported on France Galop officials removing two Phoenix Thoroughbreds race entries from the Prix de la Vallee d’Auge at Deauville.
Reportedly the ban is due to allegations concerning the source of Phoenix’s funding. News.Bitcoin.com reported on Salman’s alleged involvement with Onecoin in December 2019.
During the end of 2019 during Konstantin Ignatov’s testimony, Inner City Press investigative journalist Matthew Russell Lee reported on Konstantin Ignatov’s statements under oath. Lee also discussed the ostensible Phoenix…