According to Russian media, the alleged BTC-e mastermind Alexander Vinnik has confessed to expenses of fraud and cash laundering on May 24, 2018. Reports reveal a signed doc particulars that Vinnik admits to committing monetary fraud between 2011-2017 by the now-defunct BTC-e cryptocurrency alternate.
The data on the applying was additionally confirmed by his lawyer, Greek specialist Ilias Spirliadis.
Vinnik was arrested in Greece in July final yr on the request of the United States as the federal government suspected him of fraud for four billion USD by the BTC-e alternate for buying and selling bitcoins.
November 2017, the Greek Supreme Court decided to extradite the detainee to the USA, but it surely was challenged. Similarly, the request for his extradition made by The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office was additionally refused.
According to the supply, the doc now submitted to the Office. It was specified that Vinnik admits his frauds dedicated within the interval from 2011 to 2017 which had such consequence as materials harm amounting to 750 million roubles (equals to $12,four million) to Russian residents. Also, he admitted to cash laundering and different fraudulent actions within the sphere of pc data.
The paper is transferred within the Ostankino district of Moscow for a procedural determination, as reported. Spirliadis, in flip, said that now the Russian Federation can launch a brand new request for the extradition of its citizen.
Nevertheless, as The CrimeRussia reported Friday, May 25, The Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia doesn’t provoke prison proceedings on Alexander Vinnik’s statements. RIA Novosti experiences this referring to the press service of the division.
It was beforehand reported that the Greek authorities prevented a homicide try on Vinnik. The escort of the prisoner was strengthened, and he was transferred to an isolation ward. Vinnik, in flip, prompt that mafia desires to kill him, as he “knows a bit much.”