The Procuratorate of the City of Cordoba in Argentina prosecuted 12 people involved in the Onecoin Ponzi project. Eight of them have been arrested.
Onecoin scammers arrested
Several local news media reported that the Complex Crime Office of the Procuratorate of Cordoba, Argentina ordered the arrest of 12 people in connection with the Onecoin Ponzi scam on Thursday. The Bulgaria-based plan is described as one of the biggest scams in crypto history, and has already profited approximately $4 billion from operations.
The complex crime investigation unit of the local police conducted several surprise attacks and collected criminal evidence before arresting the defendant.
According to local media reports, among the eight arrested, there is a well-known radio host, a journalist from Cordoba, Edgar Moreno (Edgar Moreno). Some time ago he started a partnership with Onecoin and Onecoin in Panama. Business related to real estate business. The other is Gustavo Adolfo Amuchástegui (Gustavo Adolfo Amuchástegui), Andrés Matías López, Mariana Noel López (Mariana Noel López) ), Manuel Vicente Peralta Guevara (Manuel Vicente Peralta Guevara), Monica Gabriela Blasco, Daniel Conalia (Ricardo Beretta). Also indicted is Onecoin founder Ruja Ignatova (aka Cryptoqueen), who is still at large.
The prosecutor’s office launched an investigation into the Onecoin Ponzi project after receiving a complaint from a victim. The victim stated that he had donated approximately $70,000 to the initiator of Onecoin. They contacted him in 2018 to persuade him to invest in Onecoin, insisting that its value will double in January 2019. After several meetings and multiple commitments, the victim invested more than $70,000 to purchase cryptocurrency that never existed.
Many Onecoin promoters have been arrested in various countries including Italy and Singapore. In early July, two Onecoin operators were found dead in Mexico. Ruja’s brother Konstantin Ignatova was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in March last year. He pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in October.
Despite repeated arrests, it is reported that Onecoin promoters are still promoting the Ponzi scheme and defrauding investors worldwide. According to the true story of another Onecoin victim, a movie about the Onecoin Ponzi project starring Kate Winslet is being made.
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