Björn Strehl charged with OneCoin money laundering in Germany
Björn Strehl, OneCoin founder Ruja Ignatova’s ex-husband, has been charged with money laundering.
German prosecutors from Darmstadt have completed their investigation into Strehl. Their findings have now been forwarded to Darmstadt’s Regional Court.
Due to German privacy laws, Strehl (right) hasn’t been named by Public Prosecutors or the Darmstadt Regional Court. Instead Strehl is cited as a “44-year-old lawyer from Neu-Isenburg”.
Neu-Isenburg is a town just south of Frankfurt, a large city in Germany’s south-west.
As reported by NRWZ’s Martin Himmelheber, Strehl has been charged with laundering 7.69 million euros through a Hong Kong shell company.
The funds are tied to OneCoin and are believed to have been laundered at the behest of Strehl’s then wife Ruja Ignatova.
Although he regularly attended OneCoin events and presumably financially benefited from OneCoin, Strehl kept a low profile.
I’d assume 7.69 million euros is just the tip of the iceberg for someone that close to Ignatova but, thus far, this is all German Prosecutors have come up with.
Having received Strehl’s indictment and criminal charges from Public Prosecutors, the Darmstadt Regional Court will now decide whether the case progresses to trial.
It’s a shame that Germany doesn’t extradite its citizens.
If his court case takes as long to finish as Frank Ricketts, this will be lucky to be over by the summer of 2025.
Bjorn used to be able to think that though he was cuckolded to the extent that he had to share a stage with his ex, her boyfriend and her other boyfriend he at least got some cash. Not for much longer.
We know that Ruja Ignatova and Björn Strehl got married on December 31, 2010:
When Ruja celebrated her 35th birthday on May 30, 2015, Björn Strehl congratulated her with these words:
Of the “next 35 years” mentioned, only eight years have now passed…. 😀