According to the lawyer of Alexander Vinnik, an alleged Bitcoin launderer, questioned by French investigators, the charges are ‘trumped up’.
The government of Greece has approved the extradition of Alexander Vinnik to Russia, where he is wanted on fraud charges amounting to around $10,000.
A Greek court has cleared the US extradition of Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik, the alleged former operator of bitcoin exchange BTC-e, arrested in Greece on July 25.
Bitcoin exchange BTC-e is planning the platform’s re-launch in September, cites pressure from US government as a reason for the recent shutdown.
The BTC-E website, turned up to be never headed by Alexander Vinnik, has been seized by US criminal authorities keeping the funds away from it’s users.