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Russian Alexander Vinnik detained in Greece at the request of the U.S.

Greek police have detained a Russian citizen who is wanted in the US on suspicion of laundering money through bitcoin transactions.

The Russian Embassy in Greece has confirmed the fact of detention of Russian. According to official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, the Russian foreign Ministry is monitoring the situation, reports RIA Novosti.

According to media reports, 38-year-old detainee of the Russian name Aleksandr Vinnik. He arrived ten days ago with his wife and children in the Greek city of Thessaloniki, and from there the family went to stay in a hotel in Chalkidiki.

The Federal Bureau of investigation, the U.S. announced winnik wanted as the head of a large network «Laundry», through which were washed at least 4 billion dollars. Law enforcement agencies of California have traced where he went to the network from a mobile phone, and contacted the Greek police.

Russian Alexander Vinnik detained in Greece at the request of the U.S. 27.07.2017

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