Alexander Vinnik arrested in Greece has wrote a confession

May 27

«The Prosecutor General's Office of Russian Federation received the confession of Vinnik. It follows that as a result of his fraudulent activities from 2011 to 2017 an unknown group of Russian citizens suffered material damage of 750 million rubles», − an informed source told «Interfax».

Now the document (a copy of it is available to «Interfax») is transferred from the Prosecutor General's Office to the police department of the Ostankinsky District of Moscow for a decision.

Alexander Vinnik admitted that having an access to the BTC-e exchange he had committed the fraud in the sphere of computer information. The Greek lawyer of Vinnik confirmed to «Interfax» the information that his client sent his confession to Russia.

In July the Greek authorities detained a 38-year-old Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik who is suspected of organizing the operation to launder money in the United States. According to the US law enforcement agencies, he used the BTC-e cryptoexchange and from 2011 he managed to launder a minimum of 4 billion dollars using bitcoins.

Russian law enforcement agencies also seek an extradition of Vinnik who is accused of major fraud.

Yakovlev Denis
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