Ruja Ignatova’s warning underscores OneCoin mafia ties
A secretly recorded conversation between Ruja Ignatova and Gilbert Armenta, her boyfriend, underscores links between OneCoin and organized crime.
As part of his testimony earlier this month, Konstantin Ignatov (right) identified Gilbert Armenta as a major player in OneCoin’s money laundering operations.
He also cited Armenta as his sister Ruja’s boyfriend.
Both Ruja Ignatova and Armenta are married, with Armenta’s reluctance to leave his wife a point of frustration for Ruja.
While that call is certainly notable for the spectacle (it shatters Ruja’s carefully crafted lofty public persona), of far more interest is another secretly recorded phonecall between Ruja and Armenta.
The call in question was recorded by Armenta, who by that stage was an informant working with the FBI.
While the call lacks any wider context, it appears to be related to security.
The call opens with an anxious sounding Ruja (right) warning Armenta that
we can get access to your emails within twenty-four hours if we wanted to.
You cannot prevent this shit. You have to be fucking careful.
What comes next is the closest confirmation of OneCoin’s ties to organized crime yet, specifically the Russian mafia.
What (these) Russian guys can do you cannot imagine. (And) if they can do it, everybody can do it.
The only advice that you (will) get from me (is) do not use emails, do not… like just face to face or encrypted forms.
Nothing else is safe. Just believe me. Please.
I can get everything I want within twenty-four hours. And if I can, they can to.
I’m really worried. You have to be careful with communication. Everybody has to be careful with communication.
For emphasis: “I can get everything I want within twenty-four hours. And if I can, they can to”.
What Ruja can get isn’t clarified, but the tone suggests she sees herself as having the same reach and resources as Russian organized crime.
This ties into Konstantin testifying that Ruja once told him she knew a “rich and powerful person in Russia”.
Ruja would eventually learn of Armenta’s betrayal via a wiretap of his US residence. She is believed to have traveled to Greece shortly thereafter before disappearing altogether.
If the DOJ are aware of Russian mafia ties to Ruja’s disappearance, for now they’re keeping it to themselves.
Ruja’s leaked calls have been made public as part of Mark Scott’s criminal trial. Our thanks to the Inner City Press for requesting exhibits from the DOJ and making them public.
This is all fake news. It’s well known that Ruja Ignatova can’t sweat and was at Pizza Express in Woking when all this happened.
You must have been smoking bad cabbage! For you the earth is a disc, isn’t it? And the arrested cheat Konstantin is on vacation on Mars, right?
@ eagle eye.
its a satiric troll post 🙂
google prince edward interview epstein.
Then he should have labeled it better than irony! :-))
The Finnish TV program “OneCoin – Finnish victims of the gigantic fraud” should be viewable abroad but with no English subtitles (so far):
An extensive news story in Finnish:
There were no earth-shattering new revelations in the program, but it’s pretty good 30 minute rundown of what the scam was all about as well as giving people information about the newer twists and turns such as Konstantin turing against OneCoin.
Kari Wahlroos was there just to brag how much he and they made money with no remorse about scamming people (“everybody were adults and nobody was forced”).
He says that it sounded too good to be true and that there were some “oddities”, but he stopped caring because he was just there to advance the network.
His role in the show was to embody the kind of churlish and gaudy charlatan who benefited most from the scam.
The new revelation was that according to internal OneCoin documents MOT obtained, Kari got 1 percent sales comission from all sales made in European and former Soviet sphere countries.
Kari also says that the scam was much bigger than the cited 3-4 billion sum — he says that they made that sum in one year alone.
Shout out to Gary and Duncan for showing the London office and contributing to the message that OneCoin is a scam.
A correspodence is briefly showed on the screen where the journalists tried to make Sofia comment the various explosive claims from the DOJ documents but every time got a reply: “Please have in mind that we are not allowed to comment claims related to currently ongoing investigation.” What a shameless crooks and cowards Veselina and her mafia minions are!
When asked about the exchange and when it will open, Sofia’s reply includes:
The program featured a person from Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority commenting the OneCoin’s claims about co-operation with a central bank, basically saying that it sounds like strange hogwash.
Here a shoddy screen captre of the whole interesting reply; the Finnish journalists even tried to ask “the Company” about Ruja’s whereabouts, OneLife being struck off from Belize business register and what it means for existing IMA agreements, when will the exchange open, who are the leaders/owners of OneCoin etc. :
Thank you. At some point Gary & I & you will have a beer. The journey has been anything but pleasant
Looks like Kari Wahlroos ate some of the OneCoins as well. Amazing how fat many of the OneCoin leaders have become in little time.
Have to give Konstantin credit for being the only one to stay in shape.
Thank you from me too. I still be watching later! There are more and more revelations coming out every day it is all mind blowing. Ditto Duncan’s comments about the beer!
Don’t say: “Gary & I & you will have a beer”.
Instead say: “Gary & I & you will finalize the positive status of our joint alcohol procurement and consumption onboarding decision matrix”.
Otherwise, you just sound, you know, ridiculous.
I see from those screencaps of the correspondence that neither the Finnish journalists, nor OneCoin, seem to have grasped a fundamental issue: that if you have a centralized blockchain, under the control of one company, which is what OC has always claimed, the whole concept of mining is nonsense.
Mining is only needed if you want to create tokens in a decentralized way.
The question should not have been: “can we see your mining computers?”, but: “if you have a centralized blockchain, why do you also claim to be engaged in mining?
Please explain this to us, because it makes absolutely no sense.”
It’s entertaining they also trot out the lie of having a “remittance license” in an unspecified EU country.
They clearly don’t even know what such a liense is for, and why it’s impossible they have one.
@Duncan and @Gary, please, answer to @PassingBy!
@ PassingBy: you’ve grasped it completely. They lied.
There is neither a BC nor any mining that we could find. Maybe there was once-upon-a-time, or an attempt to create and to retrofit it, but we couldn’t find anything.
When we asked about it we got lied to. Then we got fired.
The DoJ papers show this was a fraud from Day 1. The questions about BCs, mining centres, etc, are irrelevant.
Scott is on trial for money-laundering. You can’t launder money unless a crime has already been committed.
You can have a centralised BC, you can’t have a BC nobody else can see. You can’t have a BC where things happen when the servers are missing.
You can auto-mine, you can pre-mine, you can’t mine in the dark with invisible mining farms, my opinions on BTC and the ecological cost belong elsewhere.
Again @ PassingBy:
When it comes to getting a license to trade a crypto, you simply don’t need one.
Crypto is supposed to do away with the need for government control. The mention of “the central bank” which people cling to makes no sense to me.
What central bank would give up their fiscal freedom, and moreover to OL? There is already a global payments system anyone can plug into.
SEPA, SWIFT, and the CLC system make it pretty easy. Nobody would need to be authorised country-by-country.
That is absolute BS and something I wish the BBC had reported.
You may need permission to trade fiat for crypto, which we got, some governments are easier the others and have a different outlook. TL/DR it’s hard but not that hard.
In my darkest moments, I wonder if they in Sofia aren’t confusing everyone by throwing payments terminology around like they did with BC and crypto. This time it’s on my ground though.
Thanks for the beer offer! 😉
OneCoin was massively covered today in the Finnish media. As well as the MOT show, there were segments about OneCoin in the country’s most watched TV news program and in a popular “current affairs” TV show — all in prime time TV.
The most promimenet media outlets Helsingin Sanomat(hs.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000006312730.html) and Ilta-Sanomat(is.fi/taloussanomat/art-2000006312740.html) made stories about OneCoin.
It’s not a big exaggeration to say that most of Finland heard about OneCoin scam today.
Here are the Finnish Brodcasting Company’s OneCoin stories in different languages:
In English: yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/mot_finns_set_to_lose_millions_in_onecoin_scam/11074675
In Russian: yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/novosti/poluchennye_yle_dokumenty_finny_vlozhili_40_mln_yevro_v_piramidu_virtualnoi_valyuty_onecoin/11074061
In Swedish: svenska.yle.fi/artikel/2019/11/18/yles-granskande-program-mot-finlandare-har-placerat-40-miljoner-euro-i-onecoin
Thank you for the translations of the story. Greatly appreciated.
II agree with Duncans comments above.
In addition I would add that a license is also required to provide a virtual currency quality service which we have for ByCoi
I agree with Duncan’s comments above.
In addition, I would add that a license is also required to provide a virtual currency wallet service (as we have for ByCoi).
Thanks for the translations of the OneCoin stories shown/published in Finland yesterday.
Is it just me, or has OneCoin pulled the plug from “onecoinico.io” website? I get “Error 522 Connection timed out”
I noticed this when I tried to follow the “Go to Webpage” link from the latest OneCoin newsletter (us9.campaign-archive.com/?u=cf9659fd672fe664d487e7e1b&id=84dafbc792), for information about this world famous business alliance that shook the crypto and finance worlds suddenly re-appeared on the newsletter:
Perhaps the highly esteemed and famous professionals of “AHS Latam” abandoned OneCoin and chose to partner with Facebook Libra instead? 😉
And curiously, when a OneCoin promoter tried to visit the Sofia office yesterday, it was closed:
(machine traslated description of this video youtube.com/watch?v=7CJnv1TipEM )
Indications that OneCoin is finally collapsing?
The question was not about regulation! Bitcoin is not regulated, right? So, what is the question, Gary?
Raj Delik – Diamond at OneLife
@Melanie no problem, the crypto help finance fund will back him up with a lifelong salary… in prison. haha.
but seriously, he looks like a truly poor guy with no clue… diamonds are forever it says, but certainly not this one.
Thanks for that, I think. That was a particularly painful video.
For 1. Why isn’t he speaking Ukrainian but Russian? 2. He takes a route from where he started to the office that adds at least ten minutes, 3. Can’t he fix his collar?, and; 4. The DS franchise holder in the Ukraine isn’t him because even the people running the thing have no trust in his ability.
A lot of my time is wasted trying to work out who is criminally stupid and who is stupidly criminal.
I don’t need this. I’m giving it up when I’ve done what I can to help.
Well, the faithful aren’t buying his video and are not happy with it. In fact the sentiment is, and I quote:
Never mind this was a BlackDiamond in OC, he is now a traitor and his video is tainted media. Never mind that the office was closed, and has been for a couple of days according to the Security Guard.
Wonder if they think the Security Guard is a traitor/hater too for telling the office has been closed for a couple of days?
As unbelievable as it sounds, there is a planned OneCoin event in Italy at end of this month. Remember Italy? The country that issued cease and desist for OneCoin as it is a pyramid scheme?
Mastermind Conference and a Dealshaker Expo
28 Novembre check in
29 Novembre tour Verona City
30 Novembre Mastermind Conference – Gala Dinner
01 Dicembre DealShaker EXPO
The scam event in Verona is again organized by OneCoin scammers Luca Miatton from Italy and Cristi Calina from Romania.
Luca Miatton has boasted that several hundred merchants are expected. The reality is different! To date, only 81 out of 1,000 tickets have been sold to merchants: 😛
The US and Italy have an extradition treaty. They’d better be careful.
It doesn’t surprise me that they are planning events in Italy. They also planned them in Germany. Colombia said OC was illegal there, but they still operate and have thousands of members there.
It’s all talk they only operate legally in every country in which they do business. Besides, their argument is they are promoting DealShaker not OneCoin, and only sell educational material.
This may shed light on Mark S Scott’s motive to launder OneCoin criminal proceeds:
We’ll know soon — possibly even today — if the 50 Scott will get is 50 years of prison. 😉
Gone to the finest school, all right Miss Lonely…
I think we might all agree that this song is devoted to Miss Onecoin from now on.
Apparently, the time when drunken Irina Dilkinska revealed the truth about OneCoin blockchain was May 2018:
Scott’s defense tries to confuse the jury with a “red herring” about blockchain.
And what a funny stroke of genius from AUSA Dimase: when Scott’s defense tried to apply a proveb “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion” to Mr Scott, Dimase responded: “lion — or lying”.
I hope we are at the “It’s all over now, Baby blue” -stage, if we look at this saga through Bob Dylan songs. 😉
At the OneCoin Sofia HQ, people seen loading stuff — inluding what appears to be accounting material — into a rusty UAZ-452 (which has no obligatory Bulgarian car insurance):
Something seems to be going on…
That van looks like it was designed, built and maintained by the same people who created the OneCoin blockchain.
But from those pictures what they’re taking out to me seems to be mostly basic furniture. The kind of thing an ex-employee who still has keys to offices abandoned by a company of fraudsters, who’ve all disappeared, might think of scavenging for themselves before it’s all impounded anyway.
It’s not as if the people who worked there will be getting any redundancy payment, is it?
Anything of significant value that was in those offices no doubt will have vanished when the few remaining people in the upper echelons of the scam left for good.
Note that the same journalist who took those pictures also reported yesterday that there was no sign of human presence in the building. And when did that Ukrainian guy post his video showing the offices locked up, and also reported there’d been no sign of activity for several days?
My guess would be that the last few rats abandoned the sinking ship in Sofia somewhere last week.
I’m curious to see what the brainless dickhead Martin Mayer (MaMa) will say in his next lie video?
I think: all lies, all fake pictures! According to cheater Mayer, in his last video, the cheating mother of Ruja and Captain Konstantin was still always in a good mood in the office?! (In a good mood, because Konstantin didn’t betray the company in prison and Ruja didn’t disappear – not on the run).
Where is the deceitful mother now? Was she brought out of the office in the furniture? MaMa will tell us! 🙂
Mark Scott just found guilty on OneCoin money laundering and bank fraud!
Yep, just like this tracksuit looks like it was designed, built and maintained by the same people who created the OneCoin blockchain :
I can’t stop laughing at that tracksuit. Yesterday GLG member Affran Khan unironically promoted that tracksuit as an example of DealShaker usability.
Has the criminal Ruja Ignatova worked regularly and not cheated in her entire life before? In 2010 she was Managing Director of a company in Munich and Cologne. Here is the excerpt from the German commercial register:
The second Managing Director has a strange name:
Dr. Jeliazko Gantchev Ganev-Keubgen
Has this name ever been mentioned in connection with the OneCoin scam? This is certainly not a German name.
In his linkedin profile, Jeliazko Gantchev Ganev-Keubgen does not mention that he was working for this company. Why? Did he cheat in this company together with Ruja? Obviously, this guy is not a “Dr.”, because in other publications, he never calls his name with this title.
He was mentioned before, a long time ago, in 2016, on this German website:
(it’s far down, look on the page for ‘Jeliazko’).
Someone who seems to be well-informed about the situation claims he was briefly involved in Ruja’s first documented fraud, the takeover of the Gußwerk Waltenhofen factory.
He was supposed to provide some technical expertise about how much the assets of that factory were worth, but quickly disappeared because he wasn’t being paid.
But that first scam came after her few years of legitimate employment at McKinsey. Probably having to work for McKinsey clients who had much, much more money than she did awakened her greed and resentment.
I see her as the kind of person who always believed she was much smarter than everyone she ran into, and believed she could easily become much richer than the idiots she had to work for.
And why bother about sticking to the law? Someone as smart as her would never get caught breaking it. (Here ends my little armchair psychology lecture.)
When that first foray into being an independent businesswoman ended in a fraud conviction, she really didn’t have much of a way back, even if she’d wanted one.
She’s probably barred for life from practicing as a lawyer, and what company hires a legal/business consultant with a criminal record for fraud?
I don’t know what the legal situation in Germany is, but people with such a conviction are also usually barred from running companies in their own name.
If she still wanted to make loads of money, doing so in a legal way was pretty much ruled out. (I’m not trying to excuse anything of course, but I think that’s how she spiralled downwards into the netherworld of MLM/crypto scams.)