Greece Arrests Russian “Mastermind” Behind $4 Billion Bitcoin Laundering Scheme

Thursday, July 27, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Jul 27, 2017

Greek authorities have arrested a 38-year-old Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through transactions in bitcoins. Reuters reports, a US jury indicted the man on Wednesday over the scheme which involved crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking.

KeepTalkingGreece reports that Alexander Vinnik was arrested in a small beachside village in northern Greece on Tuesday, according to local authorities, following an investigation led by the U.S. Justice Department along with several other federal agencies and task forces.

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