Russia intercepted US “cryptocurrency king” winnik

Alexander winnick (left)

A Greek court has satisfied the Russian request for the extradition of Alexander winnick, the suspect US in the laundering of four billion dollars on the cryptocurrency exchange. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

In Russia he is accused of fraud in the amount of 667 thousand rubles. A request to transfer him to Moscow was supported by the Greek Prosecutor. “Winnick agreed to extradition to Russia and there is no reason not to give. I propose to meet the request of Russia. I beg, however, to record that there is a court decision on extradition to the United States,” he said.

October 4, the court considered the U.S. request for extradition winnik is acceptable, but the lawyers appealed the decision.

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, which, through the website BTC-E was involved in legalization of proceeds from criminal activities. We are talking about earnings from computer hacking, drug trafficking, identity theft and tax violations, which were converted into cryptocurrency. In the US he faces up to 55 years in prison and a multimillion-dollar fine.

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.