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Trump DOJ Sues Infamous Bitcoin Exchange for $100 Million

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The Trump administration has filed a $100 million lawsuit against infamous bitcoin exchange BTC-e and its alleged operator, Russian national Alexander Vinnik. Vinnik, who remains in custody in Greece as governments worldwide jockey to extradite him, stands accused of laundering billions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency stolen from other exchanges, most notably Mt. Gox. Trump DOJ Sues BTC-e...

Alleged BTC-e Bitcoin Fraudster Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

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One of the operators of BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange and leading suspect in multi-billion money laundering scandal, Alexander Vinnik, is seeking to be extradited to Russia from Greece rather than to the United States or France. According to Greek publication Kathimerini, Vinnik filed an appeal with a court in the port city of Piraeus seeking to be released or extradited to his home country. The...

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Begins Hunger Strike to Protest Western Extradition

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Alexander Vinnik, the alleged administrator of defunct bitcoin exchange BTC-e, reportedly began a hunger strike on Monday following a series of developments in his case that has seen authorities in the US, France, and Russia jockey to extradite him into their custody. A report by Russian news agency TASS revealed that the head of Vinnik's legal team, Timofev Musatov, stated that Vinnik decided to...

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik Questioned by French Investigators, Lawyer Says Charges are ‘Trumped up’

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The legal saga surrounding alleged bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik continues to grow more complicated, as law enforcement officials in three separate countries jockey for the authorization to extradite the alleged BTC-e administrator from Greece, where is currently in local police custody. Russian state-operated news service TASS reports that French investigators questioned Vinnik on Monday in...

Greece Approves BTC-e Admin Alexander Vinnik's Extradition to Russia

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Alleged bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik has reportedly told the judges of the Supreme Court of Greece that he wanted to be extradited to Russia. The Russian national who was arrested in Greece last year, accused of laundering billions of dollars in bitcoin through BTC-e, has rejected the charges imposed on him by US and France. According to a Russian media TASS, the Supreme Court...

A Former Bitcoin Exchange Admin Could Be Key to Mueller's Russia Investigation

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A Russian citizen accused of running a cryptocurrency exchange that helped a billion dollar money laundering operation could be in possession of valuable information that could potentially expose how a group of Russians indicted recently by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller managed to hide their money trail using bitcoin. Bloomberg reports that Alexander Vinnik, who is currently detained in a...

Greek Court Agrees to Extradite Alleged Bitcoin Fraudster BTC-e Admin to France

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Alexander Vinnik, a one-time admin of bitcoin platform BTC-e who was arrested in Greece last year on an international warrant for cybercrime, has been ordered by a Greek court to be extradited to France. The United States and Russia have also sought extraditions of Vinnik. Vinnik’s lawyer, Ilias Spyrliadis, said Vinnik is appealing the court’s decision, according to the Associated Press The Greek...

Greek Police Uncover Plot to Murder Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik

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Greek authorities have reportedly managed to uncover a murder plot targeting Russian national Alexander Vinnik, which was arrested in the country earlier this year, suspected of laundering $4 billion in bitcoin through cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e. According to news source Sputnik, Greek police received information about the murder plot earlier this year, but decided not to make it public to...

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