According to Russian media, the alleged BTC-e mastermind Alexander Vinnik has confessed to charges of fraud and money laundering on May 24, 2018. Reports reveal a signed document details that Vinnik admits to committing financial fraud between 2011-2017 through the now-defunct BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange.
According to Alexander Vinnik’s lawyer Timofei Musatov, Mr. Vinnik has been transferred from Saloniki to Athens due to the forthcoming court session in Greece’s court of justice scheduled on November 15th.
The council of judges in Saloniki has ruled on October 11th that Russian national Alexander Vinnik suspected of fraud has to be extradited to Russia. This grants the request from Russia’s general prosecutor.
The judges council in Saloniki, Greece, has granted the U.S. request to extradite Russian national Alexander Vinnik, the prime suspect in the money laundering case involving cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e.