Criminal Case Against Failed WEX Crypto Exchange Points at Russian Law Enforcement
The administrator of failed crypto exchange WEX has reportedly told Russian police that he was forced to hand over users' holdings to the FSB.
French prosecutors have charged Vinnik on counts of extortion, aggravated money laundering, conspiracy and more.
Greece's supreme administrative court found that a ruling to extradite alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik to France was lawful. Vinnik can no longer appeal the decision.
The bank funds are said to be linked to Russian Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly ran the defunct crypto exchange BTC-e.
Someone has been sending bomb threats across Russia for a month, demanding $870,000 worth of bitcoin supposedly stolen from the defunct cryptocurrency exchange WEX.
Alleged BTC-e exchange operator and money launderer Alexander Vinnik is finally being extradited to France, say reports.