Founder of Crypto Exchange Romanian Coinflux to be extradited to the United States on multiple charges


Nistor Vlad Călin, the founder of the Romanian cryptic exchange Coinflux, will be extradited to the United States, the local media company Mediafax reports on January 4.

As reported by Cointelegraph in December, Călin was previously arrested with a US mandate for organized crime, money laundering and fraud allegedly conducted through his cryptocurrency exchange.

Călin was arrested by US authorities after a note from a secret service agent accused him of deliberately contributing to the laundering of criminal activities in the United States.

According to Mediafax's latest report, Anatol Pânzaru, the lawyer from Călin, told the Bucharest Court of Appeals that the terms of the treaty on judicial cooperation between Romania and the United States are not you have been satisfied.

Furthermore, Pânzaru claimed that his client had no way of knowing that the cryptocurrency in question had been earned through fraudulent activity. He also asked the court to reject the extradition request.

As Cointelegraph reported in December, the Supreme Court of Greece has approved the extradition of Alexander Vinnik, the alleged former operator of the now defunct exchange encrypted BTC-e, in France, on the basis of allegations of money.

Vinnik was arrested in Greece in July 2017, after being accused of leading a group that has recycled $ 4 billion in Bitcoin (BTC) in six years.

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