Another OneCoin cryptocurrency scam insider gets jail time


A Bulgarian woman extradited to the United States last year will serve four years in federal prison and lose more than $100 million after pleading guilty for her role in the multibillion-dollar OneCoin cryptocurrency scheme.

Irina Dilkinska, 42, participated in the day-to-day operations of OneCoin, which sold a fraudulent cryptocurrency of the same name through a federal multi-level marketing (MLM) network. prosecutors said Wednesday. Starting in 2014, OneCoin cheated victims out of at least $4 billion, according to the U.S. government.

As the purported “Legal and Compliance Officer” for OneCoin, Dilkinska “He laundered money for OneCoin, including arranging the transfer of $110 million in fraudulently obtained OneCoin proceeds to an entity in the Cayman Islands,” prosecutors said.

Dilkinska had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. She was ordered to forfeit $111,440,000, prosecutors said.

Ruja Ignatova, co-founder of OneCoin, aka the “Queen of crypto“, marketed the digital currency as the next bitcoin at events around the world. It remains in the wild and is one of the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitives. Germany also published a Red notice for his arrest via Interpol.

Ignatova’s partner in the operation, Karl Sebastian Greenwood, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in September for helping orchestrate the project. At the time, prosecutors said OneCoin was designed “as a fraud from day one.”

Earlier this year, attorney Mark Scott received a 10 year prison sentence for laundering over $400 million in OneCoin proceeds.

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