Thursday, October 13, 2022

Ruja Ignatova - ‘crypto queen’ tipped off by leaked cop notes

Top 10 FBI-wanted fugitive Ruja Ignatova knew about efforts to arrest her months before she vanished according to documents provided by Frank Schneider, a former spy and trusted adviser to Ignatova. Ignatova disappeared on 25 October 2017 after learning of a high level international cop meeting planning to take her down. Ignatova bugged an apartment belonging to her American boyfriend and learned he was cooperating with an FBI probe into OneCoin. She boarded a flight from Bulgaria to Greece and hasn't been seen since. Ruja Ignatova, Sebastian Greenwood, and Konstantin Ignatov launched Onecoin in 2014. It was a classic ponzi scheme. In late 2019, the remnants of Onecoin imploded. US prosecutors alleged the scheme brought in $4b world-wide.
Ruja Ignatova disappeared around the time a secret US warrant was filed for her arrest. Greenwood was arrested in 2018, Konstantin Ignatov in March 2019. In Nov 2019 he pleaded guilty to money laundering and fraud.