Dmitri Vasilev, the former CEO of the now defunct crypto exchange WEX, was arrested in Warsaw in August after first being arrested in Italy two years ago, according to a BBC report.
- After his initial arrest in Italy, Vasilev was released due to to errors in his case and he returned to Russia, the report said.
- Poland’s prosecutor’s office is now considering extraditing Vasiliev to Kazakhstan, which has had a criminal investigation open on Vasilev after WEX users filed police reports about being unable to get back their crypto and fiat deposits in the fall of 2018.
- WEX was launched by Vasilev in 2017 as a successor of the also defunct exchange BTC-e, which has been linked to the infamous Mt. Gox exchange.
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