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(Reuters) – A onetime Locke Lord partner who was convicted in Manhattan federal court in 2019 for laundering about $400 million in an alleged $4 billion cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme must have seemed like a big fat target to the plaintiffs lawyers litigating a fraud class action on behalf of investors in the scheme.

Prosecutors, after all, had portrayed the lawyer, Mark Scott, as an integral part of the so-called OneCoin fraud, alleging that he spent the $50 million he reaped from the scheme on seaside real estate, fancy cars and a million-dollar yacht.

So it’s not exactly surprising that when investors filed a 69-page amended complaint last September in their…

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