OneCoin CA given permission to effect alternative service
The OneCoin class-action plaintiffs have been given permission to effect alternate service on defendants OneCoin and Ruja Ignatova.
Alternative service for Sebastian Greenwood and Irina Dilinska was denied.
Following an initial denial to the request last November, a renewed motion satisfied the court’s earlier concerns.
Plaintiffs have submitted adequate factual support showing that they have made a diligent search to find and serve the unserved Defendants, thus curing the first defect the Court identified in its previous order.
With respect to OneCoin, the plaintiffs will effect service
- on their Dubai office
- via email and
- messages to its social media accounts
Service on Ruja Ignatova is the same, with the caveat plaintiffs notify the court if email service bounces.
Plaintiffs had requested email service for Dilinska, but the court was unmoved due to lack of evidence she ever used a “onecoin.eu” account.
The same problem arose for Sebastian Greenwood.
Plaintiffs offer no evidence that the proposed email addresses for Greenwood belong to him, again relying solely on their own complaint’s allegations.
Nor do Plaintiffs offer any evidence that messaging the proposed social media accounts is likely to reach Greenwood.
The court observed Greenwood’s Facebook account had been deactivated, and that his LinkedIn account has had no activity for three years.
Greenwood is believed to be in custody following extradition from Thailand.
Plaintiffs have suggested service via the prosecutor’s office, however confirmation from the DOJ that they’d be willing to assist must be sought first.
As at the time of publication it’s unclear whether that’s happened.
The OneCoin class-action case was stayed pending service on August 23rd, 2019.
If these latest service hurdles can be overcome, the case will continue.
Bear in mind though, if service is this difficult then participation by the defendants in proceedings looks unlikely. Stay tuned…
Update 25th March 2020 – On February 28th Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal pertaining to Sebastian Greenwood and Irina Dilinska.
An order made later the same day confirmed the notice.
What is the point of suing someone you admit you can’t find? How will you enforce the judgment?
Even if you are successful how will you get any money back if the US authorities have seized it?
Hi i really up sad i was invest to Onecoine, 1$1400, since 2015, now i get nothing, i would like to talk to who can pay me back thanks.
Till date nor US authorities could prove it wrong nor they want to accept Libra, but knows that it is inevitable to avoid One Coin or other genuine cryptocurrency.
Cause they know that if it comes Dollar will not have any value.
If you do a runner and leave property behind, then the judgement can be enforced on your property. At least, whatever there is to be found in your name.
That said, I agree that the CA stands a high chance of being pointless unless you’re one of the lawyers.
The possibly relevant documents are not available on Courtlistener, so are you Oz able to see that the Plaintiffs’ law firm actually managed to confirm that “OneCoin Ltd” still exists and has a valid address in Platinum Towers(to where they now intend to send the lawsuit)?
They had an office in Ubora tower too, at Phoenix Business Center(phoenix-bc.net/), where some affiliates even visted. I have no idea if they abandoned the old Platinum Towers Dubai office completely, but at Phoenix Business Center Velizara Ivanova at least ran a money laundering operation, from around 2017 onwards.
That said, I’d be surprised if they currently had any operational office left in Dubai. (It’s also unclear/unproven that they have re-opened the Sofia office.)
When a government seizes assets from a criminal, it doesn’t mean they steal them in turn. If it can be established who things were stolen from, the idea is to return them.
Ummmm… Why isn’t the Class Action going for the obvious!?!?! Crown Diamond …notw “Captain” Le Simon Quoc-Hung, AKA: SIMON LE !!!
Not only is Simon a USA citizen, but HE’S RUNNING THE WHOLE FREAKING SHOW NOW!!
Naming Simon Le (and ‘co-Captain,’ Cordell “King” James?) would be further damaging to the remaining scammers and impactful news to their cult disciples.
It’s been frustrating watching the CA’s flail on a number of fronts.
Because they run onelife, not onecoin.
I don’t believe it’s so anymore. According to inside information Simon Le is very much involved in Onecoin “the company” as well, co-operating with Veska and Kristina Gouneva.
According to rumors “the Ignatov” side doesn’t want to invest much anymore in company operations and personnel.
That’s why everything goes forward so slow now, and they haven’t been able to fix even the phishing warning yet.
I think that Cloudfare has placed the phishing warnings due to the allegations that members data is being offered for sale to criminal organisations by senior persons connected with Onecoin, Dealshaker, etc.
Therefore it is unlikely that those warnings will be removed in the near future notwithstanding the lack of investment in IT infrastructure.
Nobody can pay you back. OneCoin is a Ponzi scheme. Your money is gone.
Sorry for your loss.
I appreciate you might not get accurate news in your localized language, but please don’t spread nonsense.
Mark Scott (OneCoin money launderer) was convicted and is going to prison. Konstantin Ignatov struck a plea deal with the DOJ and is cooperating with authorities.
It’s over. The “us vs the fiat” narrative was a lie to get you to invest. Sorry for your loss.
They didn’t confirm anything. The Dubai address was accepted on the basis it’s still used by OneCoin related companies, which still have active websites.
And here a new update on coin telegraph about the investigation into fake positive reviews if interested:
I and many others were already monitoring those fake reviews as they happened. They were orchestrated by OneCoin’s top scammers by agitating the members via social media to give positive reviews to polish the bad image of their beloved ponzi scam. They also made a petition aiming for the release of Konstantin.
Some scammer had obviously also paid some clickfarms to sign the petition.
Anyway, all those fake reviews and the petition failed terribly because only a tiny fraction of the members participated.
Marco Agnelli said that the web will soon be cleaned of all the false and bad information that can be found about their business.
Have they filed a complaint / lawsuit against google?
They are not gonna “clean” false information, because by far most of it comes from OneCoin/OneLife and IMAs.
No, the scammers haven’t filed lawsuits. What are they gonna sue for? Konstantin Ignatov has admitted OneCoin is a huge international fraud scheme, and Ruja is on the run, avoiding her active indictment.
Same old BS and talks from Agnelli. They would be crushed in court by now.
Agnelli’s bluster is hilarious given the topic of this article. Thw question should be: Will they accept the lawsuit that has been filed against them?
If they want legal fights to clear their name, a low-hanging fruit would be the Class-Action lawsuit. It would be a great opportunity to prove that Konstantin is lying, and the SDNY AUSAs are misten, but instead they are hiding like cowards.
Agnelli is really losing it. You can’t “clean” the internet anymore than you could clean Ruja’s reputation.
The internet, like a proper blockchain, never forgets. Oh wait, I see why he doesn’t get that…
Their actions will be HAGUEBLE in the very near future.
Article updated to acknowledge Greenwood and Dilinska are out as defendants.