Russian citizen, Alexander Vinnik, who was arrested in Greece on suspicion of money laundering of $ 4 billion through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, confessed to Russian law enforcement agencies in fraudulent activities inside country, which caused damage of 750 million rubles.
According to media resource Interfax, the admission of guilt of Vinnik received the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and is now transferred to the police department in the Ostankino district of Moscow for a procedural decision.
As noted in the document, Vinnik admitted that in the period from 2011 to 2017 as a result of his fraudulent actions, namely through money laundering, an unspecified group of Russian citizens suffered material damage amounting to 750 million rubles. In addition, having access to the btc-e.com exchange, he committed fraud in the field of computer information in an especially large amount.
Vinnik’s Greek lawyer, Ilias Spirliadis, explained that the “admission of guilt” can become the basis for Russia’s new request for the extradition of its citizen to it.
Recall, earlier in May, Alexander Vinnik refused to deal with the US authorities, which offered him a minimum prison sentence in exchange for confession.
At the beginning of the year, the employees of the Greek prison prevented an attempt on Vinnik, which could be related to his testimony to Russian investigators about a number of crimes in the sphere of fintech. As it was possible to establish, the trail of the customer leads to Russia.
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