Another insider in OneCoin cryptocurrency scam gets prison sentence

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

Irina Dilkinska, 42, helped in the daily operations of OneCoin, which sold a fraudulent cryptocurrency with the same name through a federal multi-level marketing (MLM) network. prosecutors said On Wednesday. From 2014 onwards, OneCoin cheated victims out of at least $4 billion, according to the US government.

As OneCoin's so-called "head of legal and compliance", Dilkinska "He laundered money for OneCoin, including arranging to transfer $110 million in fraudulently obtained OneCoin profits to a Cayman Islands entity," prosecutors said.

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

OneCoin co-founder Ruja Ignatova, also known as "Crypto Queen”, marketed the digital currency as the next bitcoin at events around the world. She is still on the run and is one of the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives. Germany has also issued a Red Notice for your 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 plan. At the time, prosecutors said OneCoin was conceived "as a fraud from day one."

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

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