OneCoin executive Irina Dilkinska arrested, extradited to US
Irina Dilkinska was OneCoin’s Head of Legal and Compliance. She worked closely with founder Ruja Ignatova and other OneCoin executives.
Dilkinska was secretly arrested in Bulgaria back in 2021. She was finally handed over to US officials on March 20th.
They promptly put Dilkinska on a plane, and she touched down in the US on March 21st.
I don’t know when Dilkinska (right) was originally indicted but a superseding indictment was filed against her in September 24th, 2020.
As per her indictment, Dilkinska has been charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
From in or about 2019 through in or about 2019 … Dilkinska helped to operate an international fraud scheme involving the sale of a purported cryptocurrency known as “OneCoin” – by, among other things, managing the scheme’s proceeds and evading law enforcement investigations into the scheme – as part of which false statements and misrepresentations were made to solicit individuals throughout the world … to invest in OneCoin, thereby causing individuals to send interstate and international wires representing OneCoin investments.
Dilkinska … willfully and knowingly conspired … to commit money laundering.
It was a part and an object of the conspiracy that Irina Dilkinska … represented the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity, would and did conduct and attempt to conduct such financial transactions which in fact involved the proceeds of specified unlawful activity, to with, proceeds of the wire-fraud scheme.
As reported by the Sofia Globe;
Dilkinska was arrested in Sofia on June 8 2021 after Bulgaria received via diplomatic channels the US request for her extradition.
A warrant for her arrest had been issued on September 24 2020 by a judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Dilkinska’s indictment and arrest warrant are previously unknown events. It remains unclear whether there are any other pending sealed OneCoin indictments and arrest warrants.
Insight into the evidence the DOJ has collected against Dilkinska is provided in an accompanying March 21st press-release.
DILKINSKA was the purported Head of Legal and Compliance for OneCoin, but rather than ensuring that OneCoin complied with the law, DILKINKSA assisted in the creation and management of shell companies in order to launder OneCoin proceeds and to hold property belonging to IGNATOVA.
For example, in 2016 and 2017, DILKINSKA helped co-conspirator MARK SCOTT, a former equity partner at a prominent international law firm, launder approximately $400 million in OneCoin proceeds through a series of fake Cayman Islands investment funds operated by SCOTT.
Among other things, DILKINSKA used a company named B&N Consult EEOD, which was falsely described as offering “proprietary consulting services, support and software solutions” to its clients and as generating €200 million in 2015 through 2016, to disguise the transfer of millions of dollars as purported “investments” into SCOTT’s funds.
In reality, B&N was a shell company that did not generate legitimate income and was used by DILKINSKA to launder OneCoin proceeds.
In or around September 2018, DILKINSKA learned of SCOTT’s arrest in connection with his laundering of OneCoin proceeds.
Shortly thereafter, DILKINSKA burned incriminating documents, sent co-conspirator KONSTANTIN IGNATOV a text message with a link to a newspaper article about the arrest, and then wrote a series of texts, including, “See this!!!!!”; “Something is going on!!!!!”; and “If this is true I need the mega lawyers for whom [co-conspirator FRANK SCHNEIDER] was talking!!!”
Ruja Ignatova (right) was indicted in 2017 and remains at large as a wanted fugitive.
Mark Scott was arrested in 2018. He was found guilty on all OneCoin related criminal charges in 2019. Scott’s sentencing remains pending.
Frank Schneider was arrested in France in 2021. His extradition to the US remains pending.
Following her extradition to the US, Dilkinska was presented before a Magistrate Judge on March 21st.
Dilkinska pled not guilty to the two counts in her indictment.
Following her initial appearance, Dilkinska was ordered detained on consent (i.e. she didn’t oppose being detained).
Looking forward, a Conference has been scheduled for April 6th.
Update 7th April 2023 – Conference on April 6th went ahead as scheduled. A Pre-trial Conference has now been scheduled for July 6th.
Gotta love the 24 hour extradition turn around on Dilkinska. I wonder how far back that was negotiated (or who Dilkinska stopped paying in Bulgaria)?
*sad Frank Schneider noises*
I wonder how many other people, including any of my fellow Brits, will also be heading stateside soon?
PS What’s the latest on Christopher Hamilton?
I check the OneCoin dockets periodically. Anything of interest is reported.
Thanks for keeping tabs on everything Oz.
The sudden about face by the Bulgarians on cooperating is the starkest part for me.
I hope to see some of the network leaders waking up in NY soon
I have not been on here for a while so can you please update me:
Did you cover the news that was announced by Bulgaria’s most reputed investigative website (bird.bg) that there are official leaked documents suggesting Ruja was assassinated and is assumed dead? I can provide links and help with translation.
Search bar is on the top right of every page:
It looks like someone is talking and giving them more info than it was before. The same person (could it be Konstantin) should also start denouncing the involvement of the top leaders such as crazy Igor and his gang, the 3 stooges brothers from Italy, Jose the Latin tiran, Kari plastic face bully, the other 3 BE brothers and many more who bragged for years stealing money from victims.
Great news Oz,
Hopefully the scammers in Ireland the UK and Dubai will be held to account.
She was on house arrest in Sofia while the extradition was moving forward over two years times. Somehow this was kept quiet. The confounding part is how Veska and the OneEcosystem scheme are still operating.
I’m excited again!
Kind of makes you wonder who else is bleeding slowly through the process that we don’t know about.
If one former London based launderer who got himself approved as an anti-money laundering compliance officer by the FCA, after moving on from Ruja gets pinched, I think the FCA should close its doors
Bulgarian authorities themselves don’t give a toss about OneCoin. Dilkinska was indicted in the US, hence the international arrest warrant they (no doubt begrudgingly) acted on.
Dilkinska being arrested in 2021 means her crim docket entry pertains to the US then. I’ll update the article to reflect that.
Nickolay Stoyanov wrote an interesting Twitter thread about Irina Dilkinska:
This is what peak popcorn looks like.
The (intentionally) failed Bulgarian “investigation” is just depressing.
Nickolay also told me, Irina was some of the time in home confinement after she was arrested in June 2021.
The final decision from February 2023 says she is to be held in custody until sent to the US.
They’re really lucky she didn’t flee. Or maybe that would have been too obvious after the Ruja debacle.
Very interesting, as usual. Thanks Oz.
Does OneCoin scammer Cordel ‘KingJayms’ James no longer have his own apartment? The following video was made in a car:
That video comes across as “I am getting the hell away”.
German journalist Martin Himmelheber brought this letter to my attention.
Law firm ROTHMAN, SCHNEIDER, SOLOWAY & STERN, LLP of New York wrote this letter to Judge Edgardo Ramos.
How the mighty have fallen.
After I took the screenshot, the following error message appeared:
German journalist Martin Himmelheber has published two articles on Irina Dilkinska.
Today this article appeared.
Article updated with scheduling of July Pre-Trial Conference.
New article by German journalist Martin Himmelheber.
Video from NOVA TV – NOVA Publicity – from Bulgaria.
Note: Johan von Mirbach is the German producer of the four-part documentary “Die Kryptoqueen”, which was first broadcast on ARTE and is now available in the WDR media library.
Part 1 of the documentation on YouTube here:
Video from March 22, 2023 from Bulgaria (bTV Media Group):
A Bulgarian TV channel has interviewed the former lawyer of Irina Dilkinska. He now claims that he last saw her in 2016 and 2017.
In another video, they ask:
Apparently they both had the same lawyer?
Because my screenshot has been deleted by Irina Dilkinska in the meantime, I upload it here again. The directors of Fenero Tradenext Holding in Dublin were:
1. Mark Scott – from April 5, 2016.
2. Irina Andreeva Dilkinska – from 22 June 2016.
My old comment:
KingJayms is out!
Official One Ecosystem announcement:
On it, thanks.
PS: Many Bulgarian names sound very similar. Cordel ‘KingJayms’ James mentioned a person from OneCoin management named Georgi Giorgiev in his last video.
Did he spell the name right or maybe the man’s name is Georgi Georgiev after all?
Also in the following screenshot from a newsletter dated November 28, 2022, I spot a man named Georgiev, specifically Lyudmil Georgiev:
BTW: The domain oneecosystem.eu was registered by a man who only gives his first name Georgi in his email address.
The website onelifecorp.eu mentioned there is not online, but is parked for free at GoDaddy.com since April 10, 2018. That was circa six months after Ruja’s flight to Athens and her disappearance without a trace.