Greek court clears U.S. extradition of Russian bitcoin fraud suspect

Greek court clears U.S. extradition of Russian bitcoin fraud suspect

ATHENS (Reuters) – A Greek court cleared the way on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian, also wanted by Moscow, suspected of laundering billions of dollars in digital currency bitcoin.Alexander Vinnik, the alleged mastermind of a $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring, is one of seven Russians arrested or indicted worldwide this year on U.S. cybercrime charges.Since his arrest in a beachside village in northern Greece in late July, Moscow has also requested he be returned home, as it has previously done with other nationals wanted by the U.S.Vinnik, who appealed Wednesday’s decision, is accused of running BTC-e — a digital currency exchange used to trade bitcoin — to facilitate crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking since 2011.

Källa: Greek court clears U.S. extradition of Russian bitcoin fraud suspect