The Russian national accuser charged in alleged bitcoin case ‘Alexander Vinnik’ was arrested by the officials last year in Greece has rejected the obligations on him by United States and France.
According to the local news source ‘TASS’, the Supreme Court of Greece has accepted the extradition of Vinnik to Russia. The approval came after the statement of Vinnik when he said that he wished to be extradited to Russia.
Vinnik’s defense lawyer ‘Ilias Spirliadis’ told the media:
“The court’s ruling is going to be formally created publicaly on September 14 this year. However, as follows from what the judiciary said at the session, the choice on Vinnik’s extradition to Russia has been accepted.”
Reportedly, currently there are still 4 court rulings on Vinnik together with extradition to France, U.S. and two decisions on his extradition to Russia.
Vinnik was charged by the United States prosecutors of serving unlawful transactions in bitcoin, together with transfers coupled to a Russian military intelligence hacking unit named Fancy Bear. Earlier this year, there was conjointly a plot to murder the accused, however the Greek police decided not to make it public to help investigators.
Vinnik told TASS that he doesn’t acknowledge these “fake charges” against him. Mentioning further he said:
“Russia can sort everything out whether or not i’m guilty, whereas France and also the United States won’t be ready to do thus, as there’s no justice there.”
Also, talking concerning the jail conditions, Vinnik told that he doesn’t have any issues, nor complaints concerning his health.
In July, the Greek court approved Vinnik’s extradition to France so as to face charges for extortion, hiding and having a membership in a very criminal organization. In line with the French police, Vinnik has laundered $155 Mln’s.