Money laundering involving OneCoin is being looked at by Italian attorney Luca Di Donna, who has connections to former prime minister Giuseppe Conte.
Di Donna (right) is charged with managing various Italian businesses while earning roughly €700,000 in fees.
“Bulgarian firms,” which served as fronts for OneCoin, paid the fees.
Di Donna was allegedly involved in the $4.6 billion Ponzi scheme’s money laundering.
The anti-money laundering branch of the Financial Intelligence Unit opened an inquiry.
They discovered that “hundreds of thousands of euros” had been transferred through bank accounts connected to Di Donna. Through Irish real estate firms, the cash had come from outside.
Konstantin Ignatov, a former OneCoin CEO and Ruja Ignatova’s brother stated in court in November 2019 that the Bank of Ireland was used in some of OneCoin’s money laundering operations.
In July 2018, Italian investigators allegedly Don Di
received € 321,000 from a bank transfer made from Sofia by B&N Consult Good.
It wasn’t the only payment; four months later, at the end of November, another gift of about 365 000 euros showed up on the attorney’s account.
The report explains the “last payment on a success fee.” “Final payment for target completed,” the translation reads.
The purpose is not made clear.
B&N Consult Good has been named as a party of interest in the criminal case against Ruja Ignatova by the US DOJ.
A related company, B&N Consult Ltd., was also mentioned in Mark Scott’s $400 million OneCoin money laundering case.
The financial investigators write that in reality, within a hundred days, the prime minister’s friend “therefore received a total of € 685,786 from B&N Consult, presumably as payment for services.”
Irina Dilkinska, an insider at OneCoin, founded and is the owner of the B&N Companies. Control was given to an associate with ties to Ruja’s husband, Aleksandar Boychev Stavrev after OneCoin crashed in early 2017.
Investigators’ discoveries are a part of a larger inquiry into Di Donna, who is charged with mask stealing during the COVID-19 epidemic.
According to reports, Di Donna used his relationship with Prime Minister Conte to spark interest in his business endeavor.
I believe that Di Donna’s business associates filed a complaint to start the inquiry.
Di Donna says that
False conditions and falsehoods have been concocted by the accusers, “which will soon be proven in front of the investigators.”
Di Donna was “no longer an associate,” according to Prime Minister Conte when questioned about the situation.