Following a guilty plea entered back in November 2021, Antonije Stojilkovic has been sentenced to 36 months in prison.
Stojilkovic was part of Krstijan Krstic’s $70 million+ Ponzi empire.
These included the schemes Options Rider, Bancde Options, Start Options, Dragon Mining Tech (made up of Crypto Mining Space, Palilula Mining, BTC Trader Online, BTC Mining Factory and Coin Pool Mining), Trinity Mining, Bitcoiin and Hedger Tech.
Originally arrested by Serbian authorities in 2020, Stojilkovic was extradited to the US in early 2021.
Stojilkovic’s indictment for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, called for a maximum sentence of 20 years.
As part of Stojilkovic’s guilty plea, the DOJ voluntarily dismissed the count of money laundering.
Stojilkovic’s sentencing was held on February 23rd. As per a March 1st judgment order, Stojilkovic was sentenced to 36 months (3 years).
Stojilkovic received credit for time served in Serbia, spanning July 2020 through February 2021.
In addition to prison time Stojilkovic will be subject to two years of supervised release. He will also have to pay $183,000 in restitution.
Stojilkovic’s restitution penalty is shared with accomplice Jaira David, separately sentenced to three years in prison in January.
Another Krstic fraud accomplice, John DeMarr, was sentenced to five years in prison on January 31st.
Kristijan Krstic (right) has been indicted twice by US authorities. At the behest of the FBI, Krstic was arrested in Serbia in July 2020.
As part of extradition proceedings, Krstic was eventually granted release pending a final decision by the Serbian government.
Upon being released under suspicious circumstances, Krstic and his wife promptly went into hiding. The wanted fugitives remain at large.