Judge Orders Trial in France for Alleged BTC Launderer Alexander Vinnik
Alexander Vinnik, the Russian national accused of laundering 300K Bitcoin through crypto exchange BTC-e, may now face trial in France. Also awaiting charges in the United States and Russia, suspected Bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik could be facing a trial in France first. According to news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), a Paris judge has ordered the Russian national to stand trial for extortion, money laundering, criminal association, and fraudulently accessing and modifying data in data processing systems. The AFP stated French authorities have accused Vinnik of defrauding more than 100 people out of $160 million between 2016 and 2018. Vinnik, also known as "Mr.
Coin Telegraph - 4th Aug 06:08