Published on October 11th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
Greek court rules that BTC’s Vinnik will go to Russia and not US
A Greek court has upheld a request to extradite alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik to Russia instead of the US.
The FBI had sought $12 mln in fines from Vinnik, along with a giant $110 mln bill for Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e over failing to meet AML requirements.
In addition, the Russian citizen faces a maximum jail term of 55 years if authorities convict him under US law.
“Vinnik has agreed to be handed over to Russia and there’s no reason not to do so,” the Greek prosecutor said.
Note that there is also a court ruling surrounding extradition to the USA.”
Vinnik had harshly criticized the approach taken by authorities during the same interview.