Greece: Bitcoin fraud suspect leaves court after US extradition appeal

Suspected bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik was seen leaving Athens Supreme Court on Wednesday after an appeal hearing into his extradition to the United States. Vinnik's lawyer Alexandros Lykourezos stated that the prosecutors of the Greek Supreme Court demanded the US claim to Vinnik’s extradition be accepted and that the defence’s appeal rejected. A decision is scheduled to be... Еще announced next Wednesday, December 13. Another one of Vinnik’s lawyers, Ilias Spirliadis, said that it could not be proved that Vinnik carried out any illicit transaction or that he was the CEO of the BTC-e company. Vinnik, a 38-year-old Russian national, is wanted in the US for alleged cybercrimes equating to $4 billion (€3.4bn), including money laundering. He was arrested on July 25 in the Greek resort in Halkidiki on a US warrant. The suspected money launderer has previously expressed a desire to be extradited to his native Russia where he will be tried on lesser fraud charges..

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