Ruja Ignatova aka Ruzha Plamenova Ignatova aka Crypto Queen, who is on run and in the ‘Most Wanted’ list of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reportedly has joined the YEM coin (also known as rainbowcurrency) racket as a partner with Dan Settgast and Jorge Sebastiao alias Jorge Da Cruz Sebastiao.
Ruja Ignatova, aka Ruzha Plamenova Ignatova aka Crypto Queen of Onecoin is one of the world’s biggest crypto scammers and she was recently added to the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitives list. She faces 16 months’ suspended imprisonment for a previous case and up to 90 years for the Ponzi scheme fraud.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published an “Inside the FBI” podcast episode recently titled “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Ruja Ignatova.” Also known to some as “Crypto Queen,” Ignatova co-founded Onecoin, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency scams.
Inside the FBI podcast highlights news, cases, and people from around the bureau in audio form. The show’s host, Monica Grover from the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs, explained:
On this episode of Inside the FBI, we’ll learn how Ignatova, through a company once marketed as the ‘Bitcoin killer,’ didn’t change the world … but instead robbed investors of billions of dollars.
Ignatova was added to the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitives list in June. The law enforcement agency is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to her arrest.
The Onecoin co-founder is also on the list of Europe’s most wanted. Europol is offering a reward of up to 5,000 euros (US$5,000) for any information that could lead to the arrest of Ignatova.
“On October 12, 2017, Ignatova was charged in connection with the Onecoin fraud scheme, and a federal warrant was issued for her arrest”, Grover explained in the seven-minute podcast episode, adding:
Investigators believe she may have been tipped off that she was under investigation. She traveled from Sofia, Bulgaria, to Athens, Greece, on October 25, 2017, and has not been seen since.
The Greek police reportedly received intelligence regarding the whereabouts of Ignatova in July.
“She’s currently 42 years old and has brown eyes and dark brown to black hair. However, investigators believe she could have changed her physical appearance”, Grover further detailed. “Ignatova speaks English, German, and Bulgarian. She may be traveling on a fraudulent passport and has known connections to Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, Greece, and the United Arab Emirates. She’s known to have lived a lavish lifestyle”.
Where is Ruja Ignatova?
According to a credible source, Ruja Ignatova has obtained a passport from a Caribbean island nation and most possibly is in Iran, Ukraine or the United Arab Emirates.
It is also learnt that in July 2022, Ruja Ignatova held a secret meeting with YEM coin kingpins Dan Settgast and Jorge Sebastiao. YEM coin scam racket runs under the umbrella of a Nevada-registered non-profit named ‘YEM Foundation’. The activities of this dangerous scam cartel is operated through several companies including Bank Bene Merenti and EcoX. In Nevada, YEM Foundation only has a virtual office, which is owned by a offshore incorporation firm.
Another source said, Ruja Ignatova has a different name in her new passport, which was issued by a Caribbean island nation.
While hundreds and thousands of people in the crypto world already are feeling horrified at the serialized investigative report published by this newspaper exposing notorious scamming acts of Bank Bene Merenti, YEM coin and Dan Settgast, our investigative reporters have found extremely shocking information. Based on our information, authorities in the United States, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as well as authorities in the United Arab Emirates and other African countries should initiate immediate investigation into the matter and bring criminal charges against each of the members of this grand scam cartel.
Dan Settgast is one of the kingpins of the scam cartel named Bank Bene Merenti, which has been robbing-off hundreds of millions of dollars through fake YEM crypto by fooling people through false claims and well-orchestrated propaganda. By pretending as an affiliate of the Bank of Japan, this scam cartel is mainly cheating people from Uganda, Ghana, Gabon, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, Gambia, Ethiopia, Congo, Sudan, Angola, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Cameron, Madagascar, Mali, Malawi, Senegal, Chad, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Guinea, Benin, Burundi, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Togo, Central African Republic, Liberia, Mauritania, Eritrea, Botswana, Lesotho, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, Eswatini, Djibouti, Comoros, Cape Verde, Seychelles, as well as South Asian countries such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. According to credible sources, this racket has also expanded network in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, Bahrain, Syria and UAE.
Media reports claim, Bank Bene Merenti has so far collected more than US$2.14 trillion by fooling people who lack adequate knowledge inter-based scam cartels in the world of crypto. These reports said, the YEM coin crypto which is sold by Bank Bene Meneti and few of its co-gangs is non-existent and people putting money into this fraudulent venture would definitely lose everything.
According to information, Bank Bene Merenti and YEM coin cartel is running under the umbrella of another entity named ‘YEM Foundation’, a domestic non-profit corporation registered in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA as a non-profit company. Company Number: E0553072017-8. Native Company Number” E0553072017-8. YEM Foundation does not have its own office in the US. Instead it uses a virtual office address provided by a company named PHYSICALADDRESS.COM.
Our investigative reporter in the US has already checked every detail of the YEM Foundation, and found that the YEM coin and Bank Bene Merenti scam cartel is using this US non-profit as a shield of their criminal activities. It is also learnt from credible source that hundreds of millions of cheat-fund of Bank Bene Merenti, YEM coin, Dan Settgast, Jorge Sebastiao and other members of YEM Foundation scam ring is secretly deposited in various offshore accounts with the help of the Nevada-based company that provides virtual office address (304 S JONES BLVD, Las Vegas, NV, 89107) to this cartel.
It is also learnt, Jorge Sebastiao, real name Nuno Jorge Da Cruz Sebastiao, a British national is the President of YEM Foundation and one of the top kingpins of the Bank Bene Merenti and YEM coin scam cartel.
Jorge Da Cruz Sebastiao is one of the key players in a Dubai-based company named EcoX, which has direct connections with Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
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