Ex-Locke Lord Atty Got $50M From 'CryptoQueen,' Jury Told

Law360, New York (November 20, 2019, 5:35 PM EST) -- Former Locke Lord LLP partner Mark S. Scott was “obsessed” with money and was paid $50 million by "CryptoQueen" Ruja Ignatova, the fugitive head of the global OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, for helping her launder $400 million, prosecutors told a Manhattan jury Wednesday.

Mark S. Scott leaves Manhattan federal court Wednesday. (Pete Brush | Law360)

The 51-year-old Scott's massive earnings were front-and-center as the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office and the New York County district attorney's office made their pitch for a conviction after a trial before U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos that opened on Nov. 5.

“It's staggering,” said prosecutor Nicholas Folly,...

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