On September 27, the court will decide whether to pursue criminal charges against Russian Alexander Vinnik, who was extradited to the US on suspicion of laundering at least $4 billion through the bitcoin exchange BTC-e.
Winnick will continue to be detained at California’s Santa Rita State Prison until then.
David Rizk, a public defender, is anticipated to represent him.
Winnick could spend 55 years behind bars in the US.
Remember how Alexander Vinnik was jailed in Greece in the summer of 2017? He was extradited to France in 2020, where he was later found guilty of money laundering and given a five-year prison sentence and a 100,000 euro fine. The extortion and development of malware extortion Locky accusations were withdrawn.
The Russian was brought to the United States at the beginning of August 2022. The judge rejected his request for bail release.
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