OneCoin founder Ruja Ignatova, likewise called “Cryptoqueen,” was included to the list of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives for her function in apparently defrauding financiers of more than $4 billion.
This action was taken by the FBI in New York, in addition to the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York and the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE Criminal Investigation Newark Field Office. The Federal Bureau of Investigation likewise provided a benefit of up to $100,000 for details that would lead to her capture.
Indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2017, a warrant for Ignatova’s arrest was provided by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York at that time. Ignatova was charged with one count of conspiracy to devote wire scams, one count of wire scams, one count of conspiracy to devote cash laundering, one count of securities scams, and one count of conspiracy to devote securities scams in a superseding indictment that was bied far in February of 2018.
According to detectives, Ignatova is believed of being associated with a deceptive operation of substantial scope. It is thought that Ignatova and others started defrauding financiers around 2014. The quantity of cash included is approximated to remain in the billions of dollars.
She was the brains behind the job that would later on end up being called OneCoin Ltd., situated in Bulgaria, and promoted an item that declared to be a cryptocurrency. Allegedly, to put the strategy into movement, Ignatova taken part in misleading habits towards individuals by making incorrect claims and representations to them about OneCoin financial investment chances.
Ignatova apparently prompted victims to relocation financial investment quantities to OneCoin accounts to acquire OneCoin bundles, leading to victims sending out wire transfers showing their financial investments. She is implicated of taking part in this deceptive activity. Throughout the conspiracy, it is believed that victims lost more than $4 billion due to scams dedicated by OneCoin. Ignatova was OneCoin’s top leader up until October 2017, when she stepped down.
In March 2019, Ignatova was jailed in the U.S.A. for apparently running a pyramid plan. In May of the exact same year, the OneCoin founder was taken legal action against by a previous financier over a supposed multi-billion dollar scams.
In May 2022, the OneCoin founder was stated wanted in Europe by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) for scams and cash laundering.
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