Bulgarian government petitioned over OneCoin inaction
An attorney representing several individuals with claims against OneCoin, has petitioned the Bulgarian government.
Jonathan Levy is based out of Europe and represents individuals in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada and the Bahamas.
Levy’s November 16th petition is addressed to Bulgaria’s Office of the Constitutional Ombudsman.
The petition requests the Bulgarian government take action on:
1. Termination of OneCoin’s open and public operation in Bulgaria that continues to victimize investors worldwide.
2. Assistance in obtaining an accounting of Bulgarian controlled OneCoin assets consisting of 230,000 Bitcoins, jewelry, yachts, cars including a Rolls Royce, a Bentley, a Porsche, and an armored Lexus, banks accounts, jewelry, luxury goods, precious metals, cash, livestock including thoroughbred horses, investments, and real estate in order to determine if they are still in the possession of the Ignatova and their proxies or have been seized by the Bulgarian government.
3. The establishment of a government liaison to fulfill the obligations of the Bulgarian government to OneCoin investors under Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and EU Council Directive 2004/80/EC of 29 April 2004 relating to compensation to of crime victims.
4. Establishment of a monetary reward of up to €1 billion Euros to be paid from up to 10% of OneCoin assets recovered to encourage associates of OneCoin to step forward with information, especially in regard to the 230,000 Bitcoins in the possession of Ruja Ignatova or her proxies currently valued at over €12 billion.
5. Reimbursement of Petitioner’s legal expenses.
Levy’s petition requests primarily rely on Article 47 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Victims of crime should be recognized as the persons wronged by the offender, protected against repeat victimization, granted access to justice, and enabled to participate in criminal proceedings.
Bulgarian law contains similar provisions.
The victims of OneCoin have received no justice from Bulgaria which seemingly protects and enables OneCoin to retain its assets and continue to operate despite being the most notorious criminal organization of the 21st Century.
Other EU Directives relied on include:
- 2012/29/EU (2012) – minimum standards in member states on the rights, support, and protection of victims of crime
- 2004/80/EC (2004) – compensation of crime victims
and requires Bulgaria pay compensation to victims of violent crimes committed in its territory
Levy closes his petition by stating he
has no logical explanation as to why or how OneCoin and its principal parties are still headquartered, operating, and sheltered on the territory of Bulgaria despite being exposed as a violent criminal organization involved with funding of terrorism and organized crime.
The amount of victim assets unrecovered is astounding and can only be explained by deliberate misfeasance by the Bulgarian authorities responsible for victim’s rights.
This intolerable situation runs counter to EU directives on victims of crime as well as natural justice and must be remedied as soon as
possible by the responsible parties of the Bulgarian government.
Whether Bulgarian authorities will take any action against OneCoin remains to be seen.