OneCoin’s Irina Dilkinska pleads guilty to criminal charges
OneCoin executive Irina Dilkinska has pled guilty to wire fraud and money laundering.
Following an original not guilty plea, entered after her extradition from Bulgaria in March 2023, Dilkinska pled guilty to charges in a November 9th superseding indictment.
Dilkinska’s superseding indictment details two counts of fraud; conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Dilkinska aided in the operation of an international fraud scheme involving the sale of a purported cryptocurrency known as “OneCoin” – by, among other things, managing the scheme’s proceedings and evading law enforcement investigating the scheme.
From at least 2015 until at least in or about 2018, Irina Dilkinska … operated as OneCoin’s Head of Legal and Compliance and helped run its day-to-day operations.
Dilkinska (right) effectively oversaw OneCoin’s money laundering operations from Bulgaria.
One example cited in Dilkinska’s indictment details a 2016 transfer of $111 million “to a Cayman Islands entity … for the purpose of concealing the origin of those funds”.
Some of Dilkinska’s involvement in OneCoin was detailed in transcripts from co-conspirator Mark Scott’s trial.
In addition to prison time, Dilkinska’s sentencing will also factor in forfeiture allegations detailed in the indictment.
Dilkinska, 42, is scheduled to be sentenced on February 14th, 2024. She faces a maximum ten years in prison.
Update 3rd December 2023 – Dilkinska has consented to a $111 million monetary judgment.