Russian Alexander Vinnik, who was arrested in Greece on suspicion of laundering $4 billion through the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e, admitted Russian law enforcement agencies of fraudulent activity on the territory of the country, which caused damages in the amount of 750 million rubles. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to an informed source.
According to him, the confession winnik received in the state office of public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation and has now been transferred to the police Department at the Ostankino district of Moscow for further action.
As noted in the document, winnick admitted that in the period from 2011 to 2017 as a result of his fraudulent actions, namely through money laundering, an unknown group of Russian citizens has caused material damage in the amount of 750 million rubles. In addition, having access to the exchange btc-e.com he committed fraud in the field of computer information systems in especially large size.
Greek lawyer Ilias winnik Spiliadis explained that the confession “may be grounds for a new Russian request for the extradition of its citizen.”
We will remind, earlier in may, Alexander Vinnik refused the deal with the US authorities, who offered him minimal prison time in exchange for a guilty plea.
At the beginning of year the staff of the Greek prison have prevented the assassination winnick, which could be related to his testimony to Russian investigators about a series of crimes in the sphere of financial technology. As it was established, customer trail leads to Russia.