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Alexander Vinnik now also wanted in third country — France

27 June 2018 21:00, UTC

One of the top managers of BTC-e, a large cryptocurrency exchange which collapsed and later  turned into WEX, is now wanted in France. This is a third country which wants to review the business activities of Alexander Vinnik, joining the United States and Russia.

The United States mass investigation results tell that there is a reason to suspect Mr. Vinnik in the laundering of $4 billion, while the Russian authorities tell about a much lesser sum - and notably, Vinnik does not deny this country’s position as much as that of America. France alleges that this man has somehow managed to operate the remainder of BTC-e even out of the Greek prison where he is situated after initial apprehension. One of the main sources of the new information is the defendant’s lawyer.

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The BTC-e has collapsed last year, but it has managed to restore under a new brand. As noted by Bitnewstoday in a brief review, exchange managers did not even redesign the site, although it was very far from ideal in the first place.

Clearly not willing to go to any country which accuses him of fraud schemes and money laundering, Alexander Vinnik has made a desperate attempt to seek political asylum in Greece - AP tells that the request had been denied.

Image: Reuters / Charles Platiau