Also waiting for charges in the United States and Russia The suspected bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik could first be brought to justice in France.
According to the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency A Parisian judge has ordered the Russian citizen to be charged with extortion, money laundering, criminal organization, fraudulent access and alteration of data in data processing systems.
AFP said the French authorities Vinnik has been accused of cheating more than 100 people for $ 160 million between 2016 and 2018.
Vinnik, also known as “Mr. Bitcoin”, is accused of laundering 300,000 Bitcoin (BTC), approximately 3,400 million at press time, via the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange for six years. He was arrested while on vacation in Greece in 2017 on charges of the United States and later extradited to France in January.
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The Russian citizen Vinnik had previously requested extradition to his home country, where he is reported to have been exposed to minor fraud charges.
After your trial in France is over, Vinnik could be returned to Greece for extradition to the United States, where the authorities are reported to have interrogated him for his connection to the notorious Mt. Gox hack.. Some of the BTC-e-Bitcoins may come from the now defunct Japanese cryptocurrency exchange.