December 13, 2017 / news

The Supreme Court of Greece Decided To Extradite The Alleged Administrator Of The Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e

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The Supreme Court of Greece has decided to extradite a Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik to the USA, who has suspected of laundering $ 4 billion with cryptocurrency.

At the same time, the request for the extradition of Vinnik has previously sent by the Russian authorities.  According to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Vinnik stole money for more than 600 thousand rubles from an unnamed organization.

The final decision on which the request for extradition to Russia or the United States satisfied and should adopted by the Minister of justice of Greece.

We will remind, Alexander Vinnik arrested by Greek police at the request of the U.S. on July, 25. He has charged with 21 points, including in the laundering of illegal incomes in the amount of $4 billion and the creation of a bitcoin exchange BTC-e for carrying out illegal money transactions.

Representatives from BTC-e repeatedly denied Vinnik connection with the exchange, however, the suspect later stated that BTC-e “performed their duties”.

In early October, a court in Thessaloniki has adopted two mutually exclusive decisions. One part of the Board of judges granted the request of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation on the Vinnik results, the other ruled to extradite Russian to USA, where he faced up to 55 years in prison and a multimillion-dollar fine.

In addition, Vinnik associated with theft of funds from the bitcoin exchange MtGox.


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