Russian Citizen Put on Int'l Wanted List Over Embezzling $11.9Mln – Source
11:02 GMT 08.06.2018 (Updated: 11:06 GMT 08.06.2018)
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian national Alexander Vinnik, arrested in Greece at the request of the United States, has been put on the international wanted list over embezzling 750 million rubles ($11.9 million) in Russia, the relevant decision has been made by the Russian Interior Ministry, a source familiar with the situation told Sputnik.
"On May 21, 2018, the criminal case was launched over crime envisaged in part 4 of Article 159.6 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – embezzlement of funds in the sphere of computer information. The decree on putting Vinnik on the international wanted list was issued on June 1, 2018," the source said.
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In May, a source familiar with the matter said that the Greek law enforcement agencies had uncovered a plan to kill the Russian citizen.
Alexander Vinnik was detained in Greece in July 2017 after the United States accused him of laundering between $4 billion and $9 billion on a bitcoin trading platform. He faces up to 55 years in prison in the United States if convicted.