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Greece: Bitcoin operator Vinnik arrives in court for extradition appeal01:12

Greece: Bitcoin operator Vinnik arrives in court for extradition appeal

Greece, Thessaloniki
July 30, 2018 at 19:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik arrived at the Thessaloniki Council of Appeals on Monday for his extradition appeal hearing.

Vinnik is accused of defrauding thousands by launching cyberattacks and money laundering through his bitcoin platform. He is wanted on criminal charges by the US, Russia and France.

On July 13, a Greek court ruled that the arrest warrant issued by France took precedence over extradition requests filed by the US. Vinnik's lawyers are appealing this ruling and deny all charges facing their client.

The Greek justice minister will make a final decision after examining the competing extradition requests.

Greece: Bitcoin operator Vinnik arrives in court for extradition appeal01:12
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Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik arrived at the Thessaloniki Council of Appeals on Monday for his extradition appeal hearing.

Vinnik is accused of defrauding thousands by launching cyberattacks and money laundering through his bitcoin platform. He is wanted on criminal charges by the US, Russia and France.

On July 13, a Greek court ruled that the arrest warrant issued by France took precedence over extradition requests filed by the US. Vinnik's lawyers are appealing this ruling and deny all charges facing their client.

The Greek justice minister will make a final decision after examining the competing extradition requests.

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