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Russia Advances in Fight With US Over Cybercrime Suspect

Boris Zilberman
13th October 2017 - Quoted by Renee Picard - Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

On Wednesday, a Greek court showed support for Russia in a US-Russia legal tug-of-war over the alleged mastermind behind a $4 billion bitcoin money-laundering scheme, reported Reuters.

he suspect, Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik, was ruled for extradition to Russia in an Athens court only a week following a Thessaloniki court’s backing of a US request for his extradition.

Vinnik appealed the decision for US extradition and now Greece’s Supreme Court will have the final word.


Russia analyst with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Boris Zilberman emphasized the importance of making the choice that uncovers the “who and what” in Vinnik’s supposed money-laundering ring, rather than engaging in the two states’ geopolitical match.

“Four billion dollars is a lot of money,” Zilberman told The Washington Times.


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