Alexander winnick (left)
The court in the Greek city of Thessaloniki decided to accede to a US request for extradition of a Russian citizen Alexander winnick on charges of laundering four billion dollars. About this Wednesday, October 4, reports the Associated Press.
37-the summer citizen of Russia can appeal the decision within 24 hours. It is expected that the protection of Russians do it in the near future.
In the beginning of the meeting, winnick said that these accusations do not have any relation to it. “I am neither the owner nor the Manager nor the accountant [of the site of VTS-S]. I’m the technical expert independent technical expert. This is one of my clients”, — quotes RIA Novosti his words.
In the indictment, submitted to the American authorities, are not given any evidence of crimes, nor do the facts of their accomplishments, lawyers say Russian.
In the US he faces up to 55 years in prison and a multimillion-dollar fine.
Winnick was arrested on 25 July when he spent a vacation in the North of Greece. In a hotel room where there lived the Russian, found and seized laptops, tablets, mobile phones, router, credit card.
In the report of the law enforcement agencies said that the Russian since 2011 has headed a criminal group that is using the site involved the legalization of proceeds from criminal activities via the exchange of digital currencies. We are talking about earnings from computer hacking, drug trafficking, identity theft and tax violations, which were converted into cryptocurrency.
BTC-E is the online marketplace exchange, where the auction is conducted between conventional currencies and cryptocurrencies in real time. Technical support is available in Russian and English languages. In terms of trading it is one of the first places in the world.