BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik extradited to France, will go to USA next, Russian gov. unhappy

posted 4 months ago
Alexander Vinnik, the operator of the infamous BTC-e crypto exchange, is being extradited to France from Greece. Vinnik was arrested in 2017 in Greece for allegedly operating one of the largest money laundering schemes in crypto. He is now being extradited to France first, next to the US, and then finally to Russia—a decision that has angered the Russian government.

France, the United States, and Russia have been involved in a battle to extradite him to their countries to stand trial. The Russian embassy revealed that it had learned that the Greek Minister of Justice had approved the extradition of Vinnik to France.
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