- Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the United States in a $4 billion bitcoin fraud case, denied the charges against him Friday during an appearance in a Greek court to fight an extradition request.
- Vinnik, 37, was arrested while on vacation in Greece on July25 and detained pending the extradition hearing following a request from U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California.
- A panel of judges is expected to examine that request next week, which Vinnik’s lawyer has said he will not challenge.
- Speaking during the hearing in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Vinnik told a panel of judges that he did not run the digital currency exchange, and said he had not transferred bitcoins.
- The prosecutor requested the American extradition request be accepted and said there were indications Vinnik was guilty.
Greece opens Russian cybercrime suspect’s extradition case
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