Bulgaria Joins ‘International Operation’ Against OneCoin

The Bulgarian Special Prosecutor’s Office is involved in a wide-ranging, international investigation into companies and persons behind the digital currency investment scheme OneCoin, which has been widely accused of constituting a pyramid scheme.

In a Jan. 19 statement, the office said that it was collaborating with officials in Germany as well as those from international groups Eurojust and Europol to investigate OneCoin. Germany has been conducting an investigation into OneCoin since as early as last year, a move that came after it effectively banned OneCoin and its promoters from the country.

The Bulgarian prosecutor’s office said that, in the past two days, corporate offices tied to a company connected to OneCoin were raided. Dozens of witnesses have also been interviewed, according to the government.

The statement explained:

“On 17 and 18 January 2017, in the presence of representatives of Europol and the German investigative bodies, the offices of Wan Network Services and 14 other companies were searched. A lot of material evidence has been seized, including servers, so far, 50 witnesses have been questioned.”

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