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A Russian suspect in the $4 TO Bitcoin, fraud is being prosecuted in California, the united states, Russia, his extradition from Greece

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The Russian suspect is linked to a $4 billion, Bitcoin is a fraud — whose extradition from Greece are wanted by the US government — is already a hit with a civil lawsuit in the usa.

In the US, after Alexander Vinnik, and a digital currency exchange company, which is BTC-e about his alleged role in the fraud case.

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Federal prosecutors charged him in march of 2017, with the ability to steal Bitcoins from other electronic exchanges. The US authorities are seeking to recover the fines and penalties of up to $100 million from Vinnik and his company, Bloomberg reported.

A Russian man, identified as Alexander Vinnik, left, is escorted by police officers as he arrives at the courthouse in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (The Associated Press)

According to the prosecutors’ statement, Vinnik, the company was incorporated in the republic of Cyprus, or Russia, or both. The californian users, in addition to users in other locations, the system uses the exchange to trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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Vinnik, remains detained in Greece as he continues to fight the US extradition request. Russia, meanwhile, is also looking forward to its delivery, with Vinnik’s lawyers are saying in 2017 that he would not oppose the Russian request.

He denied the accusations raised by the U.S. complainants and, instead, he said he was an engineer, and the platform was one of his clients.

“I don’t have anything to do with what I’m being accused of,” he told the court.

“In the U.S., it is the abduction of Russian citizens, who, through third-party countries.”

— Alexander Vinnik

“In the U.S., it is the abduction of Russian citizens, who, through third-party countries,” Vinnik told the international monetary Fund last year.

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BTC-e has attracted attention in the midst of reports that it handles a number of digital currencies that were later traced back to a Russian military intelligence officers, who were accused of stealing, and the abandonment of the Democratic y, that the e-mails in the 2016 election, the outlet reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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