Greek court agreed to extradite Vinnik to Russia

On the 4th of October court had already approved US extradition request; final point will be put be the Minister of Justice
11 October

On October 11, the Council of Judges in Thessaloniki supported the request of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office to extradite Russian Alexander Vinnik. This is reported by RIA News.

Alexandr Vinnik
Alexandr Vinnik

But, according to the defender of Alexandr, Ilias Spirliadis, it is still impossible to legally execute this decision of the court, since on October 4 another council of judges satisfied a similar request for extradition of Vinnik from the US side.

The final point in the case should be put by the Minister of Justice, who independently makes decisions on extradition, regardless of the court decision.

US Government to sell seized BTC and BCH

Government attorneys from Utah to sell the 513.1490393 BTC and equal amount of BCH, that were seized during anti-drug operation in 2016
15 December

The U.S. authorities is planning to sell off confiscated bitcoins seized during an drug case that are now worth almost $10 million. This is reported by the CoinDesk. 

Government attorneys in Utah are now working to sell the 513.1490393 bitcoins (BTC), worth approximately $8.7 million at current prices. An almost equal number of bitcoin cash (BCH) will also be sold (512.9274588), with value near to $949,000.

The BTC and BCH have been transferred to a government wallet. Due to the volatile market for cryptocurrencies, the BTC and BCH risk losing value during the pendency of the forfeiture proceedings ... For these reasons, the United States seeks an interlocutory sale.
 

US Government court order

 

Cryptocurrencies will be sold and converted into US dollars using one or more commercial cryptocurrency exchanges in increments of 50 coins or less. Proceeds will be deposited into the Treasury Forfeiture Fund Suspense account.

Dale Kimball, U.S. district judge, approved the sale of confiscated cryptocurrencies on Dec. 12 after the prosecutors in the case filed a request for the sale on the same day.

The drug crime case involves a Aaron Shamo, who was charged with running a multimillion-dollar opioid drug ring out of a Salt Lake City suburb in Nov. 2016. It was one of the largest busts of this kind in the country.