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NEWS: Russian national extradited for money laundering for running a $4BN (€3.9BN) bitcoin exchange

By Alisha Houlihan for AMLi

The US Justice Department has extradited a Russian national from Greece for managing a multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency exchange who allegedly made illegal profits through extortion.

Justice Department officials said Alexander Vinnik, operated BTC-e, a cryptocurrency exchange that allegedly served ransomware gangs, drug dealers, and identity thieves.

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