Alexander Vinnik may be only a suspect according to the U.S. officials, but he has recently confirmed at least one side of his criminal past. If the information provided by the Russian sources is correct, this manager of the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e has written an official confession the Russian Prosecutor’s Office.
In this document, he directly confirms his work with BTC-e and its use for illegal purposes: cybercrime and money laundering. By his estimation, he has caused financial damage of 750 million rubles in 2011-2017 (or $12.15M at the press time, the number was even higher in the past).
As a reminder, Alexander Vinnik has laundered $4 billion through BTC-e, as stated by several influential American officials responsible for the case and now partly confirmed by the suspect himself. Bitnewstoday is following the story since the initial unexpected downfall of BTC-e in summer 2017 which happened almost simultaneously with the news on the arrest of Mr. Vinnik. Since then, the suspect is apprehended in Greece, awaiting extradition either to the United States or Russia. In December 2017, the court has confirmed that Vinnik goes to the USA, the media tells that the final decision will be made by the Justice Minister of Greece.
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