New Zealand police returned $ 90 million in money laundering suspect Alexander Finick.
According to Jared Savage of The New Zealand Herald, the police recovery unit has frozen nearly NZ $ 140 million ($ 90 million) that the company controls in connection with the Winnick investigation.
Police Commissioner Andrew Coaster said the local authorities had coordinated with the US Internal Revenue Service to eliminate the lost money.
According to Coaster, the money returned may reflect the profits of thousands of victims, if not hundreds of thousands of people around the world as a result of cybercrime and organized crime.
Money laundering and arrest
Vinnik was accused of washing 300,000 bitcoin (BTC) – after $ 4 billion – for six years through BTC-e, one of the largest cryptocurrencies in the world at the time. Some badly received money may have been obtained from the notorious piracy of the Japanese cryptocurrency Mt. GOx
A Russian citizen known as “Mr. Bitcoin” was arrested during his vacation in Greece in 2017 and extradited to France earlier this year. At the time of publication in the press, Vinnik was still in France awaiting charges of money laundering, extortion, and conspiracy, but It may be delivered to the United States or the homeland of Russia.