Former Head of Legal & Compliance at $4B Crypto Scam Pleads Guilty

Irina Dilkinska, the former head of legal and compliance at a $4 billion digital asset scam OneCoin, is facing up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud and money laundering charges. She pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud at a Manhattan federal court.

OneCoin Background

OneCoin, founded by Ruja Ignatova and Karl Greenwood in 2014, lured millions of investors through a multi-level marketing network. In September, Greenwood was sentenced to 20 years in prison, while Ignatova remains at large.

Involvement in Money Laundering

Dilkinska had a significant role in facilitating the laundering of investor funds by the management. She arranged for the transfer of $110 million in investor funds to a Cayman Islands entity and has been accused of being highly involved in laundering $400 million by a former New York lawyer.

Statements from Authorities

Damian Williams, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, commented on the case, ominously stating that they will continue to pursue every defendant until they are all brought to justice. Meanwhile, Dilkinska’s legal team remains hopeful for a positive outcome.

Ongoing Pursuit of Ignatova

Global authorities, including the FBI, are still pursuing Ignatova, with the aim of bringing her elusive figure to justice. The FBI has placed her on its list of top 10 most wanted criminals and is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to her arrest.

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