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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.


Protected Bulgarian crimelords are suing OneCoin whistleblowers

Bulgarian crimelords and their associates are targeting whistleblower journalists exposing links between OneCoin, Bulgarian organized crime and local authorities. Instead of investigating OneCoin and the ongoing criminal activities surrounding the Ponzi scheme, Attorney General Ivan Geshev frames whistleblower reports as “an alleged plot to incriminate him and high-ranking magistrates and police officers”.


CoinPayments still servicing $4 billion OneCoin Ponzi scheme

Payment processor CoinPayments is still providing financial services to the $4 billion OneCoin Ponzi scheme. This follows a categorical denial from CoinPayments in June 2022.


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 [Continue reading…]


Gilbert Armenta’s OneCoin forfeiture tops $50 million

A consented to preliminary order has pegged Gilbert Armenta’s OneCoin forfeiture at over $50 million dollars.


Ruja Ignatova being murdered in 2018 is unlikely

Last last week BIRD, the Bureau for Investigative Reporting and Data, published an article suggesting Ruja Ignatova was murdered in 2018. It’s a well researched theory and supported by documents linked to law enforcement. Here’s why I think it doesn’t hold up.


Steinkeller bros paid Eliminalia €38K to hide OneCoin fraud

Aron, Stephan and Christian Steinkeller have been outed as clients of the Eliminalia reputation management agency. Eliminalia is notoriously known for their blackhat approach to “erasing” their client’s past.


OneCoin’s Gilbert Armenta sentenced to five years in prison

Gilbert Armenta’s OneCoin crimes called for a 100 year sentencing guideline. In the lead up to his sentencing, Armenta’s lawyers asked for time served due to the conditions at MCC New York. The DOJ asked for seven years, stating that “any sentence of less than five years’ imprisonment would not (be appropriate).” Following a “lengthy [Continue reading…]


Gilbert Armenta’s OneCoin cooperation dossier

On January 27th OneCoin defendant Gilbert Armenta’s attorneys filed a Sentencing Memorandum. The filing was heavily redacted, prompting Inner City Press’ Matthew Lee to file a motion requesting access to an unredacted version. At the request of the court, on February 10th Armenta’s attorneys clarified their position on the redactions. Recognizing that Mr. Armenta’s cooperation [Continue reading…]


UK authorities returned £30 mill to OneCoin money launderer

Back in 2016 the City of London Police arrested Christopher Hamilton. Hamilton had been reported up for suspicious transactions by his bank. An investigation revealed the transactions were tied to OneCoin. Along with Hamilton’s arrest, the CoLP also seized £30 million in checks, purportedly sent to Hamilton by convicted OneCoin money launderer Gilbert Armenta. At [Continue reading…]