Alexander Vinnik called on Russian authorities to negotiate with Washington for his extradition back to Russia in exchange for U.S. citizens detained in Moscow, according to reports.
Alexander Vinnik operated BTC-e exchange from 2011 to 2017, transacting over $4 billion worth of BTC, which U.S. prosecutors allege was from doing business with ransomware gangs, drug dealers, and thieves.
Authorities in Poland have confirmed that the man who runs WEX, an exchange that reportedly went down with over $400M, has been arrested and awaits extradition.
The court backed a previous ruling handed down in December 2020, which found that Vinnik had been guilty of money laundering and had provided false information about the origins of funds to authorities.
Alexander Vinnik has been sentenced to five years in jail by a judge in France. The United States and Russia still want Vinnik extradited.
The present case is focusing on Alexander Vinnik’s alleged involvement in ransomware fraud to the tune of $159 million.
Alexander Vinnik was extradited to France, where he is accused of defrauding over 100 people between 2016 and 2018.
Prosecutors in Paris are petitioning to start the trial of digital currency money laundering suspect Alexander Vinnik.
Russia has requested the home detention of alleged fraudster Alexander Vinnik amid concerns over COVID-19.
Vinnik’s lawyer claims that Greece has some political and vested interests against her client, adding that he was on arbitrary detention against the Greek laws.