Cryptohacker Vinnik's confession faces police refusal

Cryptohacker Vinnik's confession faces police refusal
Alexander Vinnik

The Office explained that the Investigative Committee is in charge of this matter.

The Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia does not initiate criminal proceedings on the statements of Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik, who was arrested in Greece. RIA Novosti reports this referring to the press service of the department.

They noted that the Investigative Committee of Russia is in charge of the verification of reports of crimes under Art. 105 of the Criminal Code of Russia (Murder).

Recall that it was previously reported that the Greek authorities found out about the attempt on Vinnik, so, the escort of the prisoner was strengthened, and he was transferred to an isolation ward. Russian, commenting on this information, suggested that mafia wants to kill him, as he “knows a bit much.”

As The CrimeRussia wrote, the ‘crypto-currency king’ wrote an admission to the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation. Vinnik confessed to fraud for 750 million rubles ($12.2m), and also reported some other details about criminal schemes with cryptocurrency.

The hacker was detained in Greece in 2017 at the request of the United States. The US authorities believe that the Russian is involved in the hacking of crypto exchange and the withdrawal of about $4 billion. Greece previously granted a request of the U.S. for Vinnik’s extradition, denying a similar request to Russia. The lawyers of the hacker try to challenge this decision - on the basis of the received confession, Moscow has the right to repeatedly request his extradition.



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