The legal representative of the victims of the Onecoin-Bitcoin scam operation, Jonathan Levy, has accused the Bulgarian prosecutor’s office of deliberately not taking action against Onecoin. The attorney said more victims would lose millions of dollars to the scammers because of the prosecutor’s inaction.

Prosecutor refuses to take action against Ruja Ignatova’s mother

A lawyer representing victims of the Onecoin-Bitcoin Ponzi scheme, Jonathan Levy, has suggested that the masterminds of the criminal scheme may receive protection from Bulgarian Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev. In an open letter to Yuliya Kovacheva, Bulgaria’s Deputy Justice Minister, the lawyer claimed that Geshev’s inaction allowed Onecoin to swindle new victims out of millions of dollars.

The Bulgarian Prosecutor General is accused of willfully failing to take action against Onecoin scammers

According to Levy, prosecutors have failed to take action against the mother of central Onecoin mastermind Ruja Ignatova despite warrants issued by Interpol, Europol and German law enforcement agencies.

As previously reported by News, Ignatova was added to Europol’s most wanted list after the 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 capture.

The Bulgarian government is asked to investigate the chief prosecutor

Meanwhile, in a letter expressing dissatisfaction with Geshev’s behavior, Levy accuses the prosecutor of not only not taking action against Veska Ignatova (Ruja’s mother), but also not taking action against “other Onecoin mafia in Bulgaria.” A criminal Onecoin operation on behalf of the fugitive Ruja Ignatova.”

The letter also suggests that if Geshev took any action, Onecoin’s masterminds would be forced to shut down operations. He added:

This non-compliance by prosecutors allows OneCoin’s Sofia office to remain operational across Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia and continue to receive millions of dollars in cryptocurrency (BTC, ETH, USDT) payments every month from new victims.

Levy concludes his letter by asking the Bulgarian government to open an investigation into the prosecutor’s conduct.

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Terence Zimwara

Terence Zimwara is an award-winning Zimbabwean journalist, author and writer. He has written extensively on the economic woes of some African countries and how digital currencies can provide an escape route for Africans.

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