Alleged BTC-e Bitcoin Fraudster Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

One of the operators of BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange and leading suspect in multi-billion money laundering scandal, Alexander Vinnik, is seeking to be extradited to Russia from Greece rather than to the United States or France. According to Greek publication Kathimerini, Vinnik filed an appeal with a court in the port city of Piraeus seeking to be released or extradited to his home country. The Russian national who has been on a hunger strike for three months cited humanitarian reasons in his plea. Per his lawyers Vinnik’s life is endangered. Besides claiming that the charges he is facing are unfounded, his

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