Alexander Vinnik is currently in France facing charges money laundering through the use of cryptocurrency.
In September, the Greek police arrested Russian national Alexander Vinnik (38) and accused him of money laundering via the Bitcoin BTC exchange platform.
Authorities say as of 2011, 7 million Bitcoin had entered the BTC-e exchange platform and 5,5 million had been withdrawn.
In accordance with Daily ThessThe FBI watched Alexander Vinnik for more than a year.
The Russian cybercrime is accused by the Americans authorities for fraud and money laundering, which came from criminal activities. U.S. prosecutors requested his extradition in July 2017.
Alexander Vinnik has also been accused of "falling" the Japanese exchange service bitcoin, Mt. Gox.
The Mt. Gox was the biggest exchange service Bitcoin until 2014, when it closed after a series of cyberattacks that led to the loss of Bitcoin worth millions of dollars.
U.S. authorities believe Russian cybercriminal steals funds from Mt. Gox, with the help of an employee of the service itself. The stolen money was transferred to a wallet managed by Vinnik and laundered through the BTC-e-service platform for a period of three years.
In July 2018, Greek judges agreed with Vinnik's extradition to France to deal with the following charges: hackingmoney laundering, extortion and participation in organized crime.
French authorities have accused Alexander Vinnik of cheating about 100 people in six French cities between 2016 and 2018.
New Zealand police have now uncovered some funds belonging to Vinnik and being held in a local company.
"These funds are likely to reflect his profit from the deception of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people worldwide," he said. Andrew Coster.
Coster also said New Zealand police worked closely with her Internal Revenue Service USA to investigate the case of Alexander Vinnik. However, the investigation continues.