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Bitcoin Fraud Suspect's Russia Extradition Sets Up US Clash

Law360, New York (October 11, 2017, 3:42 PM EDT) -- A Greek court on Wednesday approved extraditing a suspected Russian money launderer to Moscow, setting up a legal showdown with the United States, which also wants to prosecute him for allegedly handling billions of dollars in illegal bitcoin payments.

The decision creates a tug-of-war between Russia and the U.S. to try bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnick, who is wanted in connection with running a $4 billion bitcoin fraud scheme, according to a Reuters report. Two separate Greek court decisions have now granted both countries’ request to...
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