Alexander Vindicte: Petros Giannakouris / AP
New Zealand arrested the company’s funds “cryptocurrency king”, Russian Alexander winnick amount of over 90 million US dollars. Reported by the Associated Press.
It is known that the police together with the Tax service of the United States seized criminally obtained assets of the company winnik Canton Business Corporation in the amount of 140 million new Zealand dollars. It is also reported that after the prosecution of the new Zealand police plans to appeal to the Supreme court for final confiscation of these funds.
According to law enforcement, Canton Business Corporation is associated with the controlled payment system, BTC-e, which traded cryptocurrency for dollars, rubles and euros. It is alleged that the exchange was facilitated by the legalization of proceeds obtained by crime, including cybercrime, identity theft and drug trafficking.
Winnick was arrested on 25 July 2017 at the request of the United States when he spent a vacation in the North of Greece. Then it was reported about the intention to extradite winnik in States where he faces up to 55 years in prison and a multimillion-dollar fine. In March and April of 2018 the prisoner appealed to the Prosecutor General of Russia, statements about the confession, where he admitted to hacking, and money laundering in especially large size. 24 Jan 2020 winnik extradited to France, where he is also a suspect in identity theft and extortion.
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