Greek top court paves way for U.S. extradition of Russian bitcoin fraud suspect

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 7:30 AM

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Supreme Court on Wednesday paved the way for the extradition to the United States of Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik.

Vinnik is accused by U.S. authorities of laundering $4 billion via a platform trading the digital currency bitcoin. He denies the allegations and had fought a ruling to extradite him at Greece's top court. Judges rejected his appeal.

(Reporting by Constantinos Georgizas; Writing by Karolina Tagaris)