That the man who ‘lost’ his investors over £8.2 billion Sam Bankman-Fried has hired a lawyer used by the woman whose dad ‘lost’ £500 million of pensioners’ money Ghislaine Maxwell is telling
Birds of a feather do tend to flock together and now it seems the daughter of the pension pot plundering thief Robert Maxwell’s lawyer has moved on and taken on another alleged scammer. Now, it seems, fresh from failing to keep her out of the clink in 2021, mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyer Mark S. Cohen has taken on alleged cryptocurrency conman Sam Bankman-Fried.
Said to once be worth as much as £21.5 billion ($26.5 billion, €25 billion or درهم97.3 billion) but now down to one working credit card with “maybe £81,000 ($100,000, €95,000 or درهم367,000) in that bank account,” self-declared “I didn’t ever try to commit fraud” Bankman-Fried is surely hardly a dream client but clearly Cohen, a former assistant United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, is banking on getting a win rather than a lose this time round.
Given, however, that Bankman-Fried also spoke “against the advice of his lawyers” earlier this month at The New York Times’ Dealbook Summit, one is simply left questioning this managing partner at Cohen & Gresser’s rationale. In fact, let’s get to the point: Is Mark S. Cohen just a man who is actually a magnet for multimillionaire megalomaniacs who simply cannot and will not ever pay their bills?
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Pictured Top (left to right) – Alleged fraudster and CEO of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried (better known just as ‘SBF’) and £3 million debtor-to-her-lawyers Ghislaine Maxwell with her late Ponzi scheming fraudster lover Jeffrey Epstein and with her late pension pot plundering papa, Robert Maxwell.
Ghislaine Maxwell and Scott Borgerson – Known assets that should be sold (and one that has already been sold) that should fund the payment of the lawyers they hired with the help of Kevin Maxwell
Linked by their mutual love of submarines and protecting assets and their identities in a secretive fashion, Scott Borgerson and his very much estranged wife – it is not known if they have yet divorced – are known to have most recently together been connected with the following properties:
The Phippen-Smith House (AKA ‘Tidewood’), 301 Summer Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Cape Ann, Essex County, Massachusetts, MA 01944, United States of America
Currently for sale for £6.52 million ($6.95 million, €7.28 million or درهم25.52 million). Purchased by a limited liability company controlled by Ghislaine Maxwell’s then “secret husband” Scott Borgerson for £2.294 million ($2.450 million, €2.564 million or درهم8.998 million) on 30th June 2016. During the transaction, decidedly deviant Ghislaine Maxwell is said to have used the pseudonym ‘Jennifer Ellmax.’
Tuckedaway, 338 East Washington Road, Bradford, New Hampshire, NH 03221, United States of America
Purchased for £1.004 million ($1.070 million, €1.121 million or درهم3.932million) in a cash transaction on 13th December 2019 by a shell company formed on 18th November 2019 named Granite Realty LLC.
Approached in November for comment as to the current status of this property by The Steeple Times, a representative selling agent at the time of Maxwell’s purchase, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, cryptically responded: “We have no information on this property and unfortunately have no contact information for the owner. Sorry we could not be of more help.”
44 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8ES, United Kingdom
Purchased by Ghislaine Maxwell in 1997 for £290,000 ($310,000, €324,000 or درهم1.1 million) on 22nd January 1997 and sold by her representatives on 19th April 2021 for £1.75 million ($1.87 million, €1.96 million or درهم6.87 million).
A neighbour, approached recently by The Steeple Times, shared: “We are sick of ghouls coming to look at this house. They bang on the door and when they don’t get an answer as it is clearly empty, they pester us. One even asked me if I could help him get in as he wanted to take a picture on the landing. He said: ‘I want my Prince Andrew shot.’ I told him to bugger off.”