Vinnik Confesses to Fraud Via BTC-e

Vinnik admitted that in the period from 2011 to 2017 as a result of his fraudulent actions, a group of Russian citizens suffered material damage
23 May 2018   1316

Russian Alexander Vinnik, who was arrested in Greece on suspicion of laundering $ 4 billion through the BTC-e crypto exchange, confessed to Russian law enforcement agencies in fraudulent activities on the territory of the country, which caused damage of 750 million rubles. This was reported by Russian media Interfax with reference to an informed source.

The appearance with the guilt of Vinnik went to the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation and is now transferred to the police department in the Ostankino district of Moscow for a procedural decision.

As noted in the document, Vinnik admitted that in the period from 2011 to 2017 as a result of his fraudulent actions, namely through money laundering, an unspecified group of Russian citizens suffered material damage amounting to 750 million rubles. In addition, having access to the exchange, he committed fraud in the field of computer information in an especially large amount.

Vinnik's Greek lawyer Ilias Spirliadis explained that the turnout "with the guilt" can become the basis for Russia's new request for the extradition of its citizen to it. "

Earlier in May, Alexander Vinnik refused to deal with the US authorities, which offered him a minimum prison sentence in exchange for confession.

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   336

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.