OneCoin and Ruja Ignatova still unserved in lawsuit brought by cryptocurrency scam victims

Maria Nikolova

Another letter to the Court confirms that four of the defendants in a lawsuit launched by victims of OneCoin remain unserved.

A month has passed since the victims of cryptocurrency scam OneCoin renewed their motion for alternative service on a number of defendants in a lawsuit brought at the New York Southern District Court. Earlier today, the plaintiffs in the lawsuit targeting a number of individuals associated with OneCoin submitted a Letter at the Court updating on the status of service.

Nothing much has changed since the preceding update. As of January 2, 2020, four defendants remain unserved: (1) OneCoin Ltd; (2) Ruja Ignatova; (3) Sebastian Greenwood; and (4) Irina Andreeva Dilinska.

Although the Court nixed the plaintiffs’ first motion for alternative service on these four defendants, in today’s Letter the plaintiffs reiterate their belief that the renewed motion addresses and cures the deficiencies in Plaintiffs’ First Motion for Alternative Service.

Let’s recall that the plaintiffs in this case represent all individuals and entities who transferred to the OneCoin Defendants, directly or indirectly, any fiat currency or cryptocurrency to invest in OneCoin Trader Packages or OneCoins from April 2014 through to and including March 2018 and who suffered financial injury as a result thereof.

In their original motion, the plaintiffs proposed service on defendant OneCoin via both Federal Express to OneCoin’s Dubai office, email to [email protected] and [email protected], and through social media.

The plaintiffs said back they were unable to locate any addresses where service could ultimately be effectuated on defendants Ignatova, Greenwood, or Dilinska by traditional means under Rule 4(f)(1) and (2). Each of these individual defendants are, or until recently were, high-level executives employed by defendant OneCoin and are believed to be located in Europe; however, their exact whereabouts remain unknown. Accordingly, so as not to delay the prosecution of the action, the plaintiffs proposed service on defendants Ignatova, Greenwood and Dilinska via Federal Express to OneCoin’s Dubai office and email to each of their last known email addresses.

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