A Russian court arrested in absentia “cryptocurrency king” winnik

the Ostankino court of Moscow has satisfied the petition about the arrest in absentia of Russian Alexander winnick, whom the US suspected of laundering four billion dollars for cryptocurrency exchange, and in Russia — fraud. This is stated in a message on website instance.

the Decision on election of a preventive measure was made on 1 June. According to counsel winnick, it may be grounds to request the Russian authorities to extradite the suspect to Russia. Here winnik is accused of fraud in the amount of 667 thousand rubles.

8 Jun RIA Novosti broadcast that was arrested in Greece on the request of the U.S., the Russians announced by the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia on the international wanted list.

At the end of may Vinnik admitted money-laundering in the large size. Voluntary surrender entered to the Prosecutor General of Russia. It can also serve as the basis for a new request to give her a Russian citizen.

winnick was arrested on 25 July 2017, when he spent holidays in the North of Greece. In October, a local court ruled to give a suspect the U.S., however, this decision was challenged. October 13, reported that the Supreme court of Greece upheld the lower court decision for the extradition of a man in the United States. The final decision on the fate of the Russian is to make the Minister of justice of Greece.

In the US he faces up to 55 years in prison and a multimillion-dollar fine.