The Russian national accuser charged in alleged bitcoin case ‘Alexander Vinnik’ was arrested by the officials last year inGreece has rejectedtheobligationson him byUnited Statesand France.
According to the local news source ‘TASS’, the Supreme Court ofGreecehas accepted the extradition of Vinnik to Russia. The approval came after the statement of Vinnik when he said that hewishedto be extradited to Russia.
Vinnik’sdefense lawyer‘Ilias Spirliadis’ told the media:
“The court’s rulingis going to beformallycreatedpublicaly onSeptember 14 this year. However, as follows from what the judiciary said at the session,the choiceon Vinnik’s extradition to Russia has beenaccepted.”
Reportedly, currently thereare still4 court rulings on Vinniktogether withextradition to France, U.S. andtwo decisionson his extradition to Russia.
Vinnik waschargedby theUnited Statesprosecutors ofservingunlawfultransactionsinbitcoin,together withtransferscoupledto a Russian military intelligence hacking unitnamedFancy Bear. Earlier this year, there wasconjointlya plot to murder theaccused,howeverthe Greek policedecided notto makeit publicto helpinvestigators.
Vinnik told TASS that hedoesn’tacknowledgethese “fake charges” against him. Mentioning further he said:
“Russiacan sorteverythingoutwhether or noti’mguilty,whereasFranceand also the United Stateswon’tbeready todothus, asthere’sno justice there.”
Also, talkingconcerningthejailconditions, Vinnik told that hedoesn’thave anyissues, nor complaintsconcerninghis health.
In July, the Greek court approved Vinnik’s extradition to Franceso asto face charges for extortion,hidingand having a membershipin a verycriminal organization.In line withthe French police, Vinnik has laundered $155 Mln’s.