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Vinnik's interrogation by the French investigators was transferred - RIA Novosti, 9/3/2018


Alexander Vinnik. Archival photo
ATHENS, 3 Sep — RIA Novosti, Gennady Melnik. Interrogation of Russian Alexander Vinnik with participation of the French investigators is postponed for September 17 according to the decision of the Supreme Court of Greece of the Areopagus, the lawyer Ilias Spirliadis.© of AFP 2018/Sakis Mitrolidis Vinnika has reported to RIA Novosti wanted to bring charge instead of interrogation, the advokatvinnik has said has been arrested in Greece in July, 2017 at the request of the USA which accuses him of washing from 4 to 9 billion dollars through the exchange of cryptocurrencies. Also Russia tries to obtain Vinnik's delivery, and in June the inquiry was sent by France. At the moment there are four judgments — about delivery in the USA, to France and two decisions on delivery to Russia. The agenda on interrogation "in the presence of the French judges and/or police officers or investigators" has been written originally out for August 28 in Thessaloniki where Vinnik is in prison. However lawyers have achieved postponement of interrogation for September 3. "Today interrogation has been postponed for September 17 as the urgent letter has come from the Areopagus that interrogation has to be postponed as Vinnik has to be present on September 4 at a meeting of the Supreme Court at Athens" — Spirliadis has told. According to him, in one day two requests – Russian can be reviewed and the Lawyer has told French.© of AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos about deterioration in the attitude towards Vinnik in Greek tyurmesoglasno to the French request for delivery of the Russian which RIA Novosti was succeeded to examine, Vinnik is accused of breaking of e-mail of thousands of people and extortion of money at them. Through the BTC-e platform by means of extortion 20,643 thousand bitcoins have been received that corresponds to 130 million euros, from 5,7 thousand victims worldwide, including from France, it is told in the document. France considers that the group of cybercriminals acted and Vinnik is important for investigation. According to the decision of the investigator and prosecutor of court of Paris the warrant for Vinnik's arrest is issued. In a count crimes in a cyberspace, legalization of income from criminal activity, participation in the criminal organization" appear ". Vinnik has rejected all charges of the French side.

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