Cryptoqueen: How this woman scammed the world, then vanished – BBC News

Comment by tonyttan2015: A chilling story of real life tullip mania got taken over by the underworld.

… According to Bjercke, Dr Ruja never expected OneCoin to grow so big. People involved at the early stages have told him it was never supposed to be a
billion-dollar scam. She tried to close it down, he says, but the dark forces wouldn’t let her.
“Once OneCoin was running above 10 million, 20 million, 30 million, something
happened where she was unable to stop it,” Bjercke says.
“I think she was so scared in the fall of 2017 that she decided to skip.”

…the US Department of Justice claims to have evidence of a link between
Dr Ruja’s brother and “significant players in Eastern European organised crime”.