Greece Detains Russian Alexander Vinnik for Bitcoin ‘Fraud’

Greece Detains Russian Alexander Vinnik for #bitcoin Fraud

  • ATHENS — A Russian arrested in Greece on suspicion of running a money laundering operation through a bitcoin platform is 38 year old Alexander Vinnik, police sources said on Wednesday.
  • Greek police earlier said the suspect, who was picked up on a U.S. warrant, was thought to have used bitcoin to launder ‘at least’ $4 billion earned through illicit activities.

A Russian arrested in Greece on suspicion of running a money laundering operation through a bitcoin platform is 38 year old Alexander Vinnik, police sources said on Wednesday.

@bitcoinagile: Greece Detains Russian Alexander Vinnik for #bitcoin Fraud

ATHENS — A Russian arrested in Greece on suspicion of running a money laundering operation through a bitcoin platform is 38 year old Alexander Vinnik, police sources said on Wednesday.

Greek police earlier said the suspect, who was picked up on a U.S. warrant, was thought to have used bitcoin to launder ‘at least’ $4 billion earned through illicit activities.

Greece Detains Russian Alexander Vinnik for Bitcoin ‘Fraud’