France Demanded to Extradite Russian Vinnik

As reported, law enforcement agencies of France declared Alexander Vinnik on the wanted list for money laundering
28 June 2018   1411

France demanded Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen under arrest in a Greek prison, to be extradited to it. This is reported by RIA News.

Greece has received a request from France to Vinnik. The request of France confirms the version of protection regarding the value of Alexander Vinnik as a specialist and a person who possesses valuable information in the field of the cryptoindustry. I do not rule out that any other countries will join this case, as I expected a year ago.

Timofey Musatov

Lawyer of Alexander Vinnik

According to information available to Musatov, law enforcement agencies of France declared Alexander Vinnik on the wanted list for money laundering. The request for extradition is sent as "urgent".

The detention of Vinnik in Greece at the request of the US authorities occurred on July 25, 2017. Then he was accused of laundering up to $ 4 billion through the BTC-e crypto exchange. 

Earlier in June, Alexander Vinnik was arrested in absentia in Russia on charges of cyber-fraud in a particularly large amount.

Mt. Gox' Trustee to Ask Info On BTC-e's Vinnik

It is assumed that Alexandr Vinnik was related to the BTC-e (WEX) exchange; he is suspected in laundering $4B
02 October 2019   573

The trustee of the bankrupt Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox Nobuaki Kobayashi turned to the US Department of Justice for information about the Russian Alexander Vinnik, who is suspected of laundering at least $ 4 billion through the BTC-e exchange. It is reported by CoinDesk.

Back in July 2017, WizSec researchers came to the conclusion that Vinnik was directly involved in the theft of funds from Mt.Gox and their further laundering.

The US Department of Justice is also convinced that of the 850 thousand bitcoins stolen in 2014 with Mt.Gox, more than 300 thousand were transferred to BTC-related wallets.

This summer, the department filed a lawsuit against Alexander Vinnik, whose extradition Washington is seeking from Greece, and the MTC demanding to reimburse $ 100 million for violating the provisions of the Bank Secrecy Law.

In addition, according to media reports, on October 1, a meeting of Mt.Gox lenders took place. According to documents published by Nobuaki Kobayashi’s office, as of the end of September, the exchange had 141.686 military-technical exchanges and 142.846 VSN.

The rehabilitation plan should be submitted by October 28th. However, the trustee noted that the deadlines could be postponed due to the large number of applications from creditors.