About a week ago we noticed a bond hearing schedule appear on Mark Scott’s OneCoin case docket.
What the hearing pertains to or why it was scheduled was not disclosed.
We’re still not 100% sure why the hearing has been called, but a recent filing suggests the DOJ is pushing for changes to Scott’s current bail conditions.
Scott’s bond hearing was originally scheduled for February 25th.
Owing to a “pre-scheduled medical appointment” for a non-publicly disclosed condition, Scott (right) requested a reschedule on February 18th.
On February 19th the motion was granted, and a new bond hearing has been scheduled for February 26th.
In his original letter request, Scott also asked the court to order the DOJ
make a submission no later than Friday, February 21, 2020, setting forth its arguments for any change in bail conditions.
That part of the request was denied. The DOJ are still free to make a filing but only if they wish to do so.
As at the time of publication, the DOJ hasn’t made any such filings.
The more important take-away is that the bond hearing appears to have been scheduled at the DOJ’s request, with the aim of making changes to Scott’s current bail conditions.
Last September Scott’s bond was set at $2.5 million dollars. He was released under home detention.
Unless there’s something I’m missing, I can’t see the DOJ requesting a hearing unless Scott hasn’t been adhering to set conditions.
Could be an interesting hearing, given $2.5 million is potentially on the line.