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Russian Accused of Crypto Money Laundering Extradited to US: DOJ

Aug. 5, 2022, 10:13 PM

Department of Justice says Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen who operated cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e, was extradited Thursday from Greece to the US to face charges.

  • BTC-e laundered more than $4 billion of criminal proceeds, DOJ says in a statement.
  • Vinnik was charged in January 2017 and taken into custody in Greece in July 2017 at the request of the US: statement
  • NOTE: Russian Bitcoiner Sentenced to Five Years for Money Laundering

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