Europol is aggressively searching for Ruja Ignatova, the originator of the OneCoin Ponzi scam. Since Wednesday, May 11, 2022, the latter has been one of Europe’s most sought fugitives. Indeed, Ruja Ignatova is at the helm of OneCoin, one of the greatest cryptocurrency frauds in history. She has also inspired the BBC, which has created “The Missing Cryptoqueen,” a series of podcasts on her adventure.
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Ruja Ignatova has therefore been added to Europol’s most sought list. Officials from the criminal justice system suspect her of being the “driving force and intellectual originator” of OneCoin. It “has lured investors throughout the world to invest in this basically worthless money,” they claim.
OneCoin’s members were reliant on the sale of bitcoin trading educational packets. Each member was entrusted with selling these packs to even more new members in exchange for commissions. At its peak, OneCoin claimed to represent 3 million individuals worldwide. This indicates numerous victims.
As a result, US prosecutors in the Southern District of New York investigated OneCoin officials. In 2019, they were accused of wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering. Ruja Ignatova, her brother, Konstantin Ignatov, and Mark Scott were among the accused.
Ruja Ignatova’s inclusion on Europe’s most wanted list broadens the scope of the hunt. Europol is offering a monetary reward of €5,000 (about $5,250) for information leading to his arrest. This raises the probability that the police will be able to bring her to justice one day.
In 2019, a federal jury in Manhattan convicted Mark Scott of the crime. The following year, Konstantin Ignatov entered into a plea bargain. This implies that our “Cryptoqueen’s” brother will face no additional criminal accusations.