The Top Court of Greece has decided to extradite Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik to the US, who is suspected of laundering $ 4 billion using crypto-currency, Reuters reports.
At the same time, the request for the extradition of Vinnik was previously sent by the Russian authorities. According to the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, Vinnik, on the pretext of delivering equipment, stole money for more than 600 thousand rubles from an unnamed organization.
The final decision on which extradition request - Russia or the US - will be granted should be taken by the Minister of Justice of Greece.
Recall, Alexander Vinnik was detained by the police of Greece at the request of the US on July 25. He is charged with 21 items, including laundering shadow revenues of $ 4 billion and creating a bitcoin exchange BTC-e for illegal money transactions.
In early October, the court in Thessaloniki adopted two mutually exclusive decisions. One composition of the council of judges granted the request of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation for the extradition of Vinnik, the other decided to extradite a Russian to the United States, where he faces up to 55 years in prison and a multimillion-dollar fine.
In addition, Vinnytsa is being stolen from the Bitcoin Exchange MtGox.