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Greece: Appeals Court to rule on Russian extradition request for Bitcoin suspect01:02

Greece: Appeals Court to rule on Russian extradition request for Bitcoin suspect

Greece, Thessaloniki
July 23, 2018 at 14:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Alexander Vinnik, a Russian cybercrime suspect who is sought on criminal charges by the US, France and Russia, appeared at the Council of Appeals in Thessaloniki on Monday, which is set to decide whether to accept an extradition request by Russia.

Monday's hearing comes after the court already approved the extradition requests by France and the United States.

Vinnik, a former Bitcoin platform operator, is accused by French authorities of cybercrime and money laundering totaling €130 million ($152 million). More than 100 French citizens were victims of the alleged cyberattacks between 2016 and 2018.

Vinnik has been held in jail since his arrest last July in the northern Greek tourist resort of Halkidiki. He denies the accusations.

Greece: Appeals Court to rule on Russian extradition request for Bitcoin suspect01:02
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Alexander Vinnik, a Russian cybercrime suspect who is sought on criminal charges by the US, France and Russia, appeared at the Council of Appeals in Thessaloniki on Monday, which is set to decide whether to accept an extradition request by Russia.

Monday's hearing comes after the court already approved the extradition requests by France and the United States.

Vinnik, a former Bitcoin platform operator, is accused by French authorities of cybercrime and money laundering totaling €130 million ($152 million). More than 100 French citizens were victims of the alleged cyberattacks between 2016 and 2018.

Vinnik has been held in jail since his arrest last July in the northern Greek tourist resort of Halkidiki. He denies the accusations.

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