Alexander Vinnik's assets worth $90 million arrested in New york

Alexander Vinnik's assets worth $90 million arrested in New york

Police froze Russian funds as part of cooperation with U.S. authorities in case of money laundering

The $90 million of assets of the company owned by Alexander Vinnik was seized in New zealand. Police believe that the funds of Canton Business Corporation could have been used to launder the proceeds of various illegal actions through the bitcoin exchange BTC-e, Stuffwrites.

Alexander Vinnik is accused of stealing from the Exchange Mt. Gox cryptocurrency worth from $4 billion to $9 billion and laundering it through the trading platform BTC-e. Now Vinnik is in France, where earlier this year he was sent from Greece. In January, the suspect was taken to hospital after a 35-day hunger strike.

He was arrested in July 2017 in Greece at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition to the American authorities, Vinnik's extradition was demanded by two other countries. On September 19, 2017, Russia sent a request. France then accused the Russian of extorting and laundering money as part of a criminal group in 2016-2018.

Vinnik repeatedly went on hunger strike and called himself a political prisoner. The suspect did not admit his guilt.


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