The former chief compliance officer for OneCoin, a cryptocurrency that defrauded investors of $4 billion in 2015, pleaded guilty to computer fraud and money laundering charges in Manhattan federal court.
Inside forwarded On November 10, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos entered a guilty plea to 42-year-old Irinia Dilkinska.
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Dilkinska pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
Irina Dilkinska, so-called OneCoin’s ‘Head of Legal and Compliance’ achieved a goal that is completely opposite to his position”U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in the statement.
“As is now admitted, Dilkinska facilitated the laundering of millions of dollars of illegal profits generated by OneCoin through a multi-level marketing scheme.”
The indictment revealed that despite his role as OneCoin’s compliance officer, Dilkinsa played a key role in laundering money for the project. At one point, Dilkinsa facilitated the transfer of $110 million in fraudulently obtained proceeds to an entity in the Cayman Islands.
Dilkinska is scheduled to be sentenced on February 14, 2024, where she faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for her role in the OneCoin scheme.
The Justice Department first charged Dilkinska with conspiracy to commit computer fraud and money laundering on March 21.
OneCoin was founded in 2014. “Crypto queen” Ruja Ignatova and Karl Sebastian Greenwood. green tree sentenced to 20 years in prison He was ordered to pay $300 million in compensation for fraud and money laundering.
But Ignatova releasedHe disappeared following a flight to Greece in October 2017, just 15 days after a federal arrest warrant was issued for him.
OneCoin It turned out to be a scam In 2015, however, it still managed to generate over $4.3 billion in revenue and posted profits of nearly $3 billion between Q4 2014 and Q4 2016.