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Ivars Azuins Was Extradited to the United States, Charged with Wire and Securities Fraud

Early in 2021 the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Ivars Auzins(29) with scams. According to the claims, in between November 2017 and July 2019 Auzins got more than $7 million to Auzins business.

After getting the funds (in cryptocurrencies), the business vanished without offering the services it stated to provide. On 26 August Auzins was extradited to the United States.

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace and Michael J. Driscoll, assistant director-in-charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI made the following declaration:

‘ Auzins committed a brazen plan in which he fleeced financiers who funneled countless dollars into deceitful cryptocurrency.

‘ This Office will continue to intensely examine and prosecute those who lie and take from financiers, consisting of those like the offender who run from abroad.’

Alexander Vinnik Extradited to the United States

At the start of August Alexander Vinnik, the supposed operator of BTC-e was extradited from Greence to the United States. Based upon the claims, Vinnik performed service with drug dealerships and ransomware hackers through the crypto exchange.

Vinnik was very first apprehended in Greece in 2017 due to a United States warrant. Greece authorized the extradition, nevertheless, as a European arrest warrant was released, Vinnik was sent out to France.

He was sentenced for 5 years for cash laundering, identity theft and extortion. Upon his go back to Greece he was instantly boarded on another aircraft to the United States.

In July the United States withdrew its demand to exterdite Vinnik, hoping Greece will send out the Russian to them upon his return (as the extradition was currently authorized by the Greek court).

Russia was outranged by Greece’s choice. Foreign Ministry representative Maria Zakharova launched the following declaration:

‘ We are outraged by the hostile actions of the Greek authorities, who, under pressure from the United States, who introduced a genuine hunt for Russian people in 3rd nations under improbable pretexts, extradited our compatriot Alexander Vinnik to the reprisal of American punitive justice.

‘ In infraction of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 and contrary to the main appeal of the Russian Embassy in Athens, consular officers of the diplomatic objective, his attorney and interpreter were not permitted to check out the Russian.’

Full declaration

Early in 2021 the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Ivars Auzins(29) with scams. According to the accusations, in between November 2017 and July 2019 Auzins got more than $7 million to Auzins business.

After getting the funds (in cryptocurrencies), the business vanished without offering the services it stated to provide. On 26 August Auzins was extradited to the United States.

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace and Michael J. Driscoll, assistant director-in-charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI made the following declaration:

‘ Auzins committed a brazen plan in which he fleeced financiers who funneled countless dollars into deceptive cryptocurrency.

‘ This Office will continue to intensely examine and prosecute those who lie and take from financiers, consisting of those like the accused who run from abroad.’

Alexander Vinnik Extradited to the United States

At the start of August Alexander Vinnik, the supposed operator of BTC-e was extradited from Greence to the United States. Based upon the claims, Vinnik performed organization with drug dealerships and ransomware hackers by means of the crypto exchange.

Vinnik was very first detained in Greece in 2017 due to a United States warrant. Greece authorized the extradition, nevertheless, as a European arrest warrant was released, Vinnik was sent out to France.

He was sentenced for 5 years for cash laundering, identity theft and extortion. Upon his go back to Greece he was right away boarded on another airplane to the United States.

In July the United States withdrew its demand to exterdite Vinnik, hoping Greece will send out the Russian to them upon his return (as the extradition was currently authorized by the Greek court).

Russia was outranged by Greece’s choice. Foreign Ministry representative Maria Zakharova launched the following declaration:

‘ We are outraged by the hostile actions of the Greek authorities, who, under pressure from the United States, who introduced a genuine hunt for Russian people in 3rd nations under improbable pretexts, extradited our compatriot Alexander Vinnik to the reprisal of American punitive justice.

‘ In infraction of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 and contrary to the main appeal of the Russian Embassy in Athens, consular officers of the diplomatic objective, his attorney and interpreter were not enabled to check out the Russian.’

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