Russian Bitcoins crook Vinnik sued for $100 million

The US indicted Alexander Vinnik, who presently faces a civil suit for overseeing the trade of digital currency that helped crooks launder billions of dollars.

Digital money exchange BTC-e and one of its proprietors, a Russian whose removal the US is looking for from Greece so he can deal with criminal indictments, presently face a civil suit in California.

The US is endeavoring to recoup punishments of $100 million (Dh367.2m) from the organization and Alexander Vinnik for supposed violation of the Bank Secrecy Act. The federal lawyers in San Francisco filled Mr. Vinnik in 2017 with taking Bitcoins from other virtual trades.

BTC-e is fused in Cyprus or Seychelles, or both, the lawyers said. Clients in different areas, including northern California, utilized the trade to exchange Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.

Mr. Vinnik was held back in Greece after the US likewise charged him of overseeing digital currency trade that helped criminals in laundering billions of dollars. The business dealt with some Bitcoins followed to Fancy Bear, one of the names utilized by Russian military intelligence officials blamed for taking and discharging Democrats’ messages to influence voters in the 2016 polls, as indicated by analyst organization Elliptic. According to the international media.

Vinnik is imprisoned since his capture, battling the US extradition request. Russia is likewise asking for his extradition. The Russian news agency Tass announced on July 11 that a court chamber in Thessaloniki expanded Mr. Vinnik’s confinement by a half year. He was expected to be free on July 25, as per his legal counselor, Timofei Musatov, Tass stated.

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