Aug 4, 2020 13:26 UTC
Aug 4, 2020 at 13:30 UTC
Alexander Vinnik, the Russian national suspect of laundering 300K Bitcoin through crypto exchange BTC-e, may now face trial in France. Judge Orders Trial in France for Suspected BTC Launderer Alexander VinnikNEWS Similarly awaiting charges in the United States and Russia, alleged Bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik could be facing a trial in France first. Rendering to the broadcast agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), a judge in Paris has ordered the accused to stand trial for extortion, criminal association, money laundering, & fraudulently accessing & modifying data in data processing systems. The AFP stated French authorities had accused Vinnik of deceiving more than 100 people out of $160 million between 2016 & 2018. Vinnik, also known as “Mr Bitcoin,” is suspected of laundering 300,000 Bitcoin (BTC) roughly $3.4 billion at press time over six years through crypto exchange BTC-e. He was detained midst a holiday to Greece in 2017 on an indictment from the United States & afterwards extradited to France in January.
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A Russian national, Vinnik previously demanded that he is extradited to his native country, where he would reportedly face lesser charges including deceiving victims out of $11,000. Subsequently, after his trial in France completes, Vinnik may perhaps be returned to Greece for extradition to the US, where the authorities as reported want to question him concerning his connection to the disreputable hack of Mt. Gox. Few of the Bitcoin from BTC-e may have originated from the now-defunct Japanese crypto exchange.