Irina Dilkinska, OneCoin’s former Head of Legal and Compliance, has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Despite her title, Dilkinska’s actual role within OneCoin was to oversee its money laundering operations.

In that capacity, Dilkinska (right) worked closely with OneCoin co-founder Ruja Ignatova.

Dilkinska’s sentencing follows her arrest in Bulgaria in 2021 and extradition to the US in March 2023.

After she was presented with the US criminal case against her, Dilkinska pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in November 2023.

Dilkinska also consented to a $111 million monetary judgment in December 2023.

Speaking on Dilkinska’s sentencing, Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, stated;

Irina Dilkinska’s involvement in the sprawling OneCoin pyramid scheme was a flagrant breach of conduct.

Rather than upholding the law and embracing her position as the Head of Legal and Compliance, she facilitated and committed money laundering, aiding in the exploitation of millions of victims.

As Dilkinska learned today, this Office will hold accountable every perpetrator of the OneCoin scheme, no matter where they may hide.

Dilkinska is the fifth OneCoin insider sentenced to prison.

  1. Karl Sebastian Greenwood, OneCoin co-founder, was sentenced to twenty years in September 2023
  2. Gilbert Armenta, Ruja Ignatova’s lover and part of OneCoin’s US money laundering network, was sentenced to five years in February 2023
  3. Mark Scott, head of OneCoin’s US money laundering network, was sentenced to ten years in prison in January 2024
  4. Frank Ricketts, part of OneCoin’s money laundering network in Europe, was sentenced to five years in prison by a German court in January 2024

Ruja Ignatova herself remains at large.

Ignatova is suspected of either being dead or hiding in Dubai or Russia.