The lawyer confirmed the presence of Vinnik in San Francisco
Citizen of the Russian Federation Alexander Vinnik, who was transferred to Greece by a court decision in Paris, was immediately sent from Athens to the United States, TASS reports citing French lawyer Frederic Belo.
According to him, the plane made a technical landing in Boston and then flew to San Francisco. The defendant does not have funds for a private lawyer in the United States, so his defense is entrusted to state lawyers, Belo added.
Earlier it was reported that Vinnik was taken to Boston on a private plane, he was given the opportunity to call home, after which he was transferred to San Francisco.
The day before, it was reported that Vinnik sent from France to Greece. In the United States, he faces 55 years in prison.
Recall that Vinnik was arrested in Greece at the request of the United States in 2017. The Russian is accused of creating a cryptocurrency exchange. It is noted that billions of dollars could be laundered through it. In 2020, Vinnik was extradited to France. There he was sentenced to five years.
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