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Accused BTC-e chief accepts US trial delay as new defense team comes on board

By Mike Swift
  • 08 Sep 2023 21:35
  • 08 Sep 2023 22:48
A Russian man charged in the US with money laundering through his operation of BTC-e, a cryptocurrency exchange that allegedly facilitated transactions for cybercriminals around the world, agreed today to wait another seven months for trial, allowing a new defense team to take the case.
Alexander Vinnik, who was extradited to

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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