The legal representative of the victims of the OneCoin bitcoin scam operation, Jonathan Levy, has accused the Bulgarian prosecutor of knowingly failing to act against Onecoin. The lawyer said that because of the prosecutor’s inaction, more victims are losing millions of dollars to fraudsters.
Prosecutors refusing to act against Ruja Ignatova’s mother
Jonathan Levy, a lawyer representing the victims of the OneCoin bitcoin Ponzi scheme, has suggested that the mastermind of the criminal scheme may seek protection from Bulgarian chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev. In an open letter addressed to Bulgaria’s Deputy Minister of Justice Yulia Kovaceva, the lawyer claimed that Geshev’s inaction allowed Onecoin to defraud new victims of millions of dollars.
According to Levy, despite the existence of arrest warrants issued by Interpol, Europol and German law enforcement, prosecutors have failed to take action against the mother of leading OneCoin mastermind Ruja Ignatova.
As previously reported by Bitcoin.com News, Ignatova was placed on Europol’s most wanted list after a law enforcement group accused her of being the driving force and intellectual inventor of OneCoin. The agency has since offered a reward of more than $5,300 to anyone with information that could lead to Ignatova’s arrest.
Bulgarian government urged to investigate chief prosecutor
Meanwhile, in a letter in which he expressed dissatisfaction with Geshev’s conduct, Levy accused the prosecutor of failing to act not only against Veska Ignatova (Ruza’s mother), but against “the other Onecoin mafia in Bulgaria”. also accused of failing to act. OneCoin criminal action on behalf of fugitive Ruja Ignatova.”
The letter also suggests that the OneCoin mastermind would be forced to cease operations if Geshev acted. He added:
This illegal action by the prosecutor’s office is allowing OneCoin’s SOFIA office to maintain operations throughout Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia and allow payments in cryptocurrencies (BTC, ETH, USDT) on a monthly basis from new victims. continues to receive millions of euros. ,
Levy concluded his letter by urging the Bulgarian government to launch an investigation into the prosecutor’s conduct.
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