Rus­sian laun­dered bil­lions

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The Greek Po­lice (ELAS) said yes­ter­day that it had ar­rested a 38-year-old Rus­sian man wanted in the United States in con­nec­tion with a mon­ey­laun­der­ing op­er­a­tion in­volv­ing some 4 bil­lion dol­lars in bit­coin transactions. The sus­pect was ar­rested in Halkidiki, north­ern Greece, on Tues­day, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal au­thor­i­ties who co­op­er­ated with their US coun­ter­parts in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. A state­ment is­sued by ELAS noted that the sus­pect had been run­ning a crim­i­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion that man­ages “one of the largest cy­ber­crime web­sites in the world.”

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