Arrested in Greece in July last year, the citizen of Russia Alexander Vinnik, accused the US of laundering $ 4 billion through cryptocurrency, admitted Russian law enforcement in the theft of 750 million rubles, said an informed source.
«Surrender winnik received in the state office of public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation, it follows that, as a result of his fraudulent activities from 2011 to 2017 unidentified group of Russian citizens caused material damage at 750 million rubles,» – said the Agency interlocutor.
«Winnick admitted to committing a number of crimes in the period from 2011-2017, under the criminal code of the Russian Federation, namely the legalization (laundering) of money or other property, acquired other persons a criminal way in especially large size, fraud in sphere of computer information, also in especially large size», – stated in the document that transferred from the Prosecutor General’s office to the police Department at the Ostankino district of Moscow for further action.
Also Vinnik admitted that relates to the hacking of the largest in the Russian segment of the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e, founded in the summer of 2011.
Greek lawyer Ilias winnik spiliadis confirmed the information about the direction of his client to surrender in Russia. In his opinion, this document could become the basis for a new Russian request for the extradition of its citizen.
In October 2017, the court in Thessaloniki decided to extradite the arrested winnik in the US, where he faces 55 years in prison. However, extradition is still not implemented due to the ongoing protection activities.