Stojiljkovic & David plead guilty to Krstic Ponzi empire fraud
Antonije Stojiljkovic and Jaira David have pled guilty to charges related to Krisitijan Krstic’s Ponzi empire.
Stojiljkovic’s plea agreement was filed on November 23rd. David’s on November 29th.
Stojiljkovic was arrested in July 2020 and extradited to the US in February.
Stojiljkovic was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
As per Stojiljkovic’s plea agreement, he’s pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
The agreement imposes “a maximum fine of $250,000, or twice any pecuniary gain to the defendant or loss to the victim(s)”.
The maximum 20 year prison sentence has been reduced to “not more than 60 months” (5 years).
Stojiljkovic might also have to pay restitution “to victims or to the community”, some of which will be obtained via “forfeiture of property”.
Deportation is also likely after Stojiljkovic has served his sentence.
Stojiljkovic and his attorney signed the agreement on November 18th.
Jaira David was indicted in March 2020. He was arrested in the US on June 17th.
David initially pled not guilty to two counts; conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
As per David’s plea agreement, he too is pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
David’s potential sentencing penalties mirror that of Stojiljkovic, with exception of a three year supervised release.
David and his attorney signed the agreement on November 24th.
Kristijan Krstic (right), the ringleader of the busted Ponzi empire, remains at large.
The DOJ has yet to address Krstic’s status on the case docket.
Update 9th February 2022 – Stojiljkovic and David are scheduled to be sentenced on May 26th, 2022.
Update 3rd January 2023 – Following delays, Jaira David was sentenced to 3 years in prison in December 2022. Stojiljkovic has yet to be sentenced.
Update 17th March 2023 – Antonije Stojiljkovic has been sentenced to three years in prison.