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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Calls Bitcoin Figure's Extradition "Unacceptable"

The Supreme Administrative Court of Greece has suspended the extradition of Alexander Vinnik, often referred to as "Mr. Bitcoin," pending a review of his new appeal in January of next year. The extradition order had been signed last Friday by...

Greek Court Suspends Extradition of Russian Bitcoin Laundering Suspect

Russian national's Alexander Vinnik extradition to France where he is sought on money laundering charges has been temporarily suspended by the Greek Council of State, the country's highest court, on Monday. Vinnik, dubbed “Mr. Bitcoin”, who was arrested in northern...

Greece to Extradite Bitcoin Fraud Suspect Alexander Vinnik to France Despite Russia's Objections

Greek Justice Minister Constantinos Tsiaras recently delivered the decision for the extradition of Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national who is a suspect in a case of a massive laundering scheme, to France. This has upset Russia since the country has...

Greek Court Rejects ''Mr. Bitcoin's'' Appeal for Release

The misdemeanors court of Piraeus has rejected an appeal for release from detention on behalf of the Russian national Alexander Vinnik, also known by his nickname ''Mr. Bitcoin.'' Vinnik is currently the target of several international arrest warrants for the crime...

Russian Bitcoin Fraud Suspect on Hunger Strike Admitted to Greek Clinic

Russian national Alexander Vinnik, a suspect involving a Bitcoin fraud, was transferred on Thursday to a specialist clinic in Greece as his lawyers warned that his life was in danger. The Russian man has been on a hunger strike in a...

Russia Demands Greece Extradite Bitcoin Suspect

Moscow expects Athens to extradite back to his own country the Russian national Alexander Vinnik, a bitcoin fraud suspect who has been in a Greek prison since July 2017. The Russian foreign ministry spoke about the case on Thursday at...

France, US, Russia, Asking Greece to Extradite Russian Cybercrime Suspect

In the summer of 2017 Greek authorities arrested bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik in northern Greece, where he is also currently in prison. The arrest of the 38-year-old former bitcoin platform operator was made at the request of the U.S....

Russian Bitcoin Fraud Suspect Applies for Asylum in Greece

Russian Alexander Vinnik, accused of laundering $4 billion through Bitcoin crypto-currency exchange in the US, has petitioned the Greek authorities for political asylum. “Vinnik has filed a petition for political asylum to avoid extradition to the United States. He believes...

Greek Supreme Court Orders US Extradition of Russian Cybercrime Suspect

Greece's supreme court cleared the way on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian man, also wanted in Moscow, suspected of having laundered billions of dollars in the digital currency bitcoin. A final decision on where...

Greek Supreme Court to Decide Russia Hacking Suspect's Extradition on Dec.13

Greece's Supreme Court will decide on Dec. 13 whether to extradite a Russian to the United States where authorities want to put him on trial for laundering $4 billion via a bitcoin platform. Alexander Vinnik, who says he is a...