Name of detained leader of criminal group engaged in money laundering through bitcoins revealed

Name of detained leader of criminal group engaged in money laundering through bitcoins revealed
Aleksander Vinnik

The identity of a Russian managing director of “one of the largest websites in the world connected to cyber crime” is revealed.

A 38-year-old cyber criminal detained in Greece appeared to be Russian Aleksander Vinnik. The United States of America authorities suspect him of an organization of criminal group for the purpose of money laundering through bitcoins. Details of the loud detention are reported by forum.bits.media.

According to the portal, Vinnik is one of owners and administrators of BTC-e, which was closed the day before in connection with unscheduled technical operations.

As Bits.media’s interlocutor reports, negotiations on Vinnik's delivery by the United States of America are being conducted now. The source assumes that so far security officers have not got access to servers of the exchange, however, it is possible that it will occur in the nearest future.

Earlier it was reported that еру 38-year-old Russian was detained in the north of Greece in the city of Thessaloniki on suspicion of laundering of $4 billion by an organized group. According to law enforcement authorities, in 2011 the suspected developed a roguish scheme on money laundering. In the message of the Greek police the detainee is called a ‘brain’ of the gang.

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