Source: rss.wn.com
Following his arrest for laundering more than $4 billion in bitcoin in addition to several other crimes, alleged BTC-e CEO Alexander Vinnik continues to maintain his innocence, Cryptocoin News reported Thursday. A Russian national, Vinnik was arrested in July while vacationing in Greece and despite his assertions he should stand trial in Russia, a U.S. grand jury indicted him on 21 counts – most notably laundering funds from Mt. Got, the report said. If he is convicted, the report said, he could face up to 20 years in a federal prison. In an interview with news outlet Russia Today, Vinnik continued to maintain his innocence, saying: “The fact that I worked at BTC-e and performed my duties,...

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