Greek Supreme Court Defying The Rights Of A Former BTC Exchange Operator

Nov 20, 2018 at 19:45 Update Date :Nov 20, 2018 at 19:45 UTC

As per the reports of a Russian news agency TASS, on November 19, the judges of Greek Supreme Court have been summoned for violating the rights of Alexander Vinnik, who is the former operator of BTC-e, a crypto exchange which is not functioning at the moment. Former crypto exchange operator Alexander Vinnik has been retarded in Greece since last year.

Alexander Vinnik, who is 39-year old, famously known as ‘Mr. Bitcoin’, was summoned by the United States authorities and had been detained in Greece for fraud and laundering charge of $4 billion in BTC with the use of exchange BTC-e.

Lawyer Allegations

Zoe Konstantopoulou, the lawyer of Alexander Vinnik, told the judges of the Greek Supreme Court that they have breached the rights of a civilian. As per the report of TASS, the session was held to appeal against the extradition of BTC-e operator to France.

Konstantopoulou put allegations on the majesty, she said:

“The rights of Alexander Vinnik have been violated by you. Vinnik still hasn’t received any official translation from your side regarding the French request by November 17… the documents still haven’t been translated into Russian; the documents don’t have signature and authentication… You are doing this just because Vinnik is a Russian. If there would be any Greek or EU citizen in the place of Vinnik, then the situation would have been different.”

Charges and Requests

Vinnik was retarded on July 25, 2017, in Greece by the United States Department of Justice. The decision was made by the committee of qualified people in the Northern District of California. The jury with a common discussion cited Vinnik and the crypto exchange BTC-e from where he belongs for illegally functioning money oriented business services, and has been charged for crime; money laundering. The accusation says that Vinnik was using the funds from the Mt. Gox hack and got those funds by various exchanges like BTC-e. The exchange, as of now, is a discontinued crypto exchange. BTC-e is situated in the San Francisco, California, United States.

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