The Netherlands and Greece Extradite Russians to U.S. in Cryptocurrency Cases

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Friday, August 26, 2022
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 

In August, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the extradition of two Russian citizens for cybercrime and money laundering. On August 5, 2022, the DOJ announced that Greece had extradited a Russian citizen the previous day  for operating an illicit cryptocurrency exchange BTC-3.[1]  On August 17, 2022, the DOJ announced that Netherlands extradited, that week, a Russian citizen to face charges of money laundering from cryptocurrency.[2]



[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, Alleged Russian Cyptocurrency Money Launderer Extradited to United States, Aug. 5, 2022.

[2]    U.S. Department of Justice, Alleged Russian Money Launderer Extradited from the Netherlands to U.S., Press Rel. No. 22-880, Aug. 17, 2022.