Kristijan Krstic’s Ponzi empire indictment details

Though we grew to become conscious of indictments handed all the way down to members of Krsitijan Krstic’s Ponzi empire final week, they remained underneath seal – that means we didn’t have entry to any particulars.

On account of the arrest of Krstic’s confederate Haojia Miao, a redacted copy of the indictment was made obtainable on his Texas case docket on February fifth.

The unique indictment in opposition to Kristijan Krstic (proper) and his accomplices, was filed underneath seal on March 4th, 2020.

A redacted superseding indictment was filed on July seventh, 2020. It was unsealed on February fifth.

The unsealed indictment names sixteen defendants, 4 of that are redacted.

  1. Kristijan Krstic, aka Kristian Jacobs, Felix Logan, Oliver Turner and Marshall Graham;
  2. Xenia Faye Atilano Krstic, aka Majda Pratejc, Xenia Faye Jacobs and Xenia Faye Atilano;
  3. Marko Pavlovic, aka Bjorn Emerson, Marlon Butler and Willem Adelbert;
  4. Uros Slakovic, aka Lax Lesmo, Michael [sic] Anderson and Abbey Brooks
  5. Haojia Miao, aka Stan Miao;
  6. Nenad Krstic, aka Roland Valgerdur and Kevin Ericsson;
  7. Antonije Stojiljkovic (extradited to the US just a few days in the past), aka Toni Rivas and Jacob Gold;
  8. Andrija Selakovic, aka Andy Alinary;
  9. Blazo Radulovic;
  10. Nikola Dimitrijevic;
  11. Nenad Mladenovic; and
  12. Milos Mitic, aka Tom Hardian

The variety of aliases cited within the indictment is testomony to Krstic’s prolific use of personas.

Faux names and photos have been created for the fraudulent funding platforms’ officers and chairmen.

The defendants would typically use feminine names as aliases to immediately talk and promote the fraudulent funding platforms to traders world wide.

Moreover, the defendants would conduct convention calls and video conferences throughout which they’d signify themselves as totally different individuals with a view to trick traders into believing the fraudulent funding platforms have been authentic.

As to the redacted defendants, it’s potential Krstic’s identified accomplices John DeMarr and Robin Enos. Why their names could be redacted although I’m unsure.

Whereas DeMarr has been indicted, I’m extra inclined to suppose the redacted names are but to be apprehended suspects.

Usually once we’ve seen redacted indictments previously it’s as a result of defendants haven’t been arrested.

An indicator could be when the superseding indictment was redacted (in July 2020 previous to DeMarr’s arrest or in February 2021), however we don’t have that info.

The 2 costs within the superseding indictment are conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit cash laundering.

Be aware these are the identical costs leveled in opposition to John DeMarr.

In any occasion, even when two of the redacted defendants are DeMarr and Enos, that leaves two fully unknown defendants.

The superseding indictment particulars a number of fraudulent funding schemes, that along with different scams made up Krstic’s Ponzi empire.

Kristijan Krstic …  (his accomplices) … and others, each identified and unknown to the Grand Jury, helped create, promote, market, and set up fraudulent funding platforms, together with Choices Giants, Banking Choice, Aeon Choices, Choices Rider, Bancde Choices, Instantaneous Choices, Quick Choices, Elite Choices, Begin Choices, Crypto Buying and selling World, BTC Dealer On-line, BTC Falcon, Perpetual Power, Hedger Tech, Go Photo voltaic Mining, Good-Choices, and others.

The defendants created, promoted, marketed, and arranged the fraudulent funding platforms from China, Australia, the Philippines, and Serbia.

As detailed within the indictment, advertising claims used to advertise Krstic’s scams have been bogus.

After Krstic’s foreign exchange schemes, by which no buying and selling ever came about, he jumped onto the MLM crypto Ponzi bandwagon.

The fundamental ruse Krstic used for many of his crypto Ponzis was crypto mining.

With regard to cryptocurrency mining, the fraudulent funding platforms would declare that they had crops in “UAE, India, Morocco, Mexico and China,” and that a person may “buy bitcoin at half the market value!!!,” and that they’ve a “mining farm which ensures 24/7 mining via our world-wide mining amenities,” when, in truth, the defendants knew these cryptocurrency mining amenities by no means existed, and that purchases of bitcoin couldn’t be had for 50 p.c of the market value.

Particular roles of the defendants in Krstic’s Ponzi empire, as detailed within the indictment, are as follows:

  • Xenia used her title and aliases to register funding platform domains
  • Krstic, Pavlovic, (redacted defendant), Nenad, Stojiljkovic and Andrija ‘would create fraudulent materials and writings to position on the fraudulent funding platforms’
  • Radulovic, Dimitrijevic and Mladenovic arrange the web sites, and created ‘faux buying and selling exercise, faux withdrawal historical past, faux wire receipts, faux e mail addresses, faux passports, and by registering the web sites … with faux names’
  • Krstic, (redacted defendant), Pavlovic, Selakovic, (redacted defendant), Miao, (redacted defendant), Nenad, Stojiljkovic, Andrija and Mitic communicated with traders via e mail and on-line messaging platforms
  • Krstic, (redacted defendant), Pavlovic, Selakovic, (redacted defendant), Nenad and Stojiljkovic held convention calls with traders, throughout which false info was disseminated
  • Krstic, (redacted defendant), Pavlovic, Selakovic, (redacted defendant), Nenad, Stojiljkovic, Andrija and Mitic dealt with wire deposits into a world checking account related to Krstic and Xenia
  • Krstic and Xenia paid commissions to (redacted defendant), Pavlovic, Selakovic, (redacted defendant), Miao, (redacted defendant), Nenad, Stojiljkovic, Andrija and Mitic

The DOJ estimates that since 2014, traders losses are pegged at over seventy million.

Along with two legal costs, the DOJ can also be searching for forfeiture of ill-gotten positive aspects.

Keep tuned for updates as we proceed to trace the case.


Replace 2nd March 2021 – Kristijan Krcic has been indicted once more.

Krstic’s New York indictment pertains to Begin Choices and Bitcoiin associated fraud.


Replace twenty third March 2021 – Efforts to extradite Krstijan Krstic from Serbia have hit a roadblock.


Replace nineteenth December 2021 – Haojia Miao has pled responsible to at least one depend of wire fraud.