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.
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.