Greece: Bitcoin fraud suspect wanted by Russia, US, appears in court

SOT, Xanthippi Moisidou, lawyer of Alexander Vinnik (Greek): «The position of the defense is that the court with it's decision, will have to refuse Alexander's Vinnik extradition for all the reasons and legal claims we provided during his defense process. The court adjourned the trial and a decision will be made on Wednesday, October 4». SOT, Xanthippi Moisidou, lawyer of Alexander Vinnik (Greek... Еще): «The court has to refuse the extradition of the detainee, because based to the legal claims, the actions for which the defendant is accused are not indictable, therefore the court cannot order the extradition of the defendant.» SOT, Xanthippi Moisidou, lawyer of Alexander Vinnik (Greek): « He [Alexander Vinnik], claims that he has nothing to do with the charges.» A man wanted by the US and Russia for allegedly masterminding a money laundering operation using bitcoin appeared in Court in Greece on Friday. Alexander Vinnik, who is accused of hacking, fraud, drug trafficking and laundering at least $4 billion in bitcoin, appeared before Thessaloniki Court of Appeals. The decision about his extradition is expected on Wednesday October 4. He was escorted from court by local officers and put into the back of a police van. The 38-year-old was arrested on July 25 in a Greek resort in Halkidiki on a US warrant. He is wanted in the US for alleged cybercrimes, including money laundering and non-licensed money transfer. He is also wanted in Russia on separate charges.

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