BBC Investigates Disappearance of “Cryptoqueen” Ruja Ignatova and Links to Bulgarian Underworld

The video reports on the mysterious disappearance of Ruja Ignatova, also known as the “Missing Cryptoqueen,” who is accused of orchestrating a $4.5 billion fraud through the fake cryptocurrency, OneCoin. Ignatova vanished in 2017 and is now on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list. BBC’s investigation highlights potential links between Ignatova and the Bulgarian underworld, suggesting she might have been murdered for knowing too much about her criminal associates. Despite ongoing investigations, her current whereabouts remain unknown, and no evidence has been found to confirm her fate.
  • Ruja Ignatova, founder of OneCoin, is accused of defrauding investors out of $4.5 billion before disappearing in 2017.
  • Ignatova is on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list, with investigations suggesting she might have been murdered.
  • The BBC’s investigation explores Ignatova’s connections to the Bulgarian underworld, particularly to a man known as Taki, suspected to lead a Bulgarian organized crime group.
  • A secret police report suggests Taki may have had Ignatova killed on a yacht off Greece, with her body thrown into the sea, though this remains unconfirmed.
  • Despite reported sightings, Ignatova’s whereabouts are still unknown, and no evidence has been found to confirm her death.
  • Bulgarian police state they do not have enough evidence to arrest anyone in connection with Ignatova’s disappearance or alleged murder.

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