athens - Greece may deliver a Russian cybercrimine to the United States. A court in Thessaloniki gave permission on Wednesday. Alexander Vinnik would have used a bitcoin exchange to wash billions of white for hackers, drug dealers and other criminals.
Vinnik was immediately appealed. He could have a prison sentence of up to 55 years in the US. Russia has also asked for his extradition for a much smaller issue. He does not resist that. Vinnik (37) was arrested in July when he was on vacation in northern Greece with his wife and children.
The United States has run several requests to deliver Russian cybercriminals. Thus, on Tuesday, Spain gave green light for the extradition of Peter Levashov. In the Czech Republic, both Russia and the US have requested extradition from Jevgeni Nikoelin. Previously, Roman Seleznev was arrested in Maldives and transferred to the US.