Russian Vinnik's trial was postponed in the U.S. to September 2024

Russian Vinnik's trial was postponed in the U.S. to September 2024

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Russian Vinnik's trial was postponed in the U.S. to September 2024

Vinnik's trial for laundering $4 billion in cryptocurrency postponed



The defense requested that the hearing be postponed to a later date to review case documents and prepare for trial

The court in the United States postponed the start of proceedings in the case against the accused in cybercrimes Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik from February to September 2024, reports "RIA News" with reference to the court document.

Earlier it was planned that the trial of the Russian citizen would begin in February, but the defense requested to postpone the hearing to a later time. Additional time is required to familiarize with the case documents and prepare for the trial, Vinnik's lawyer Arkady Bukh told the agency.


In May, The Wall Street Journal learned about Vinnik's attempt to get an exchange for the American Gershkovich detained in Russia. Attorneys asked the court to ease the restrictions placed on the Russian so he could publicly defend himself and campaign to be included in the prisoner swap between Russia and the United States.

At one point, the US was ready to exchange Vinnik for basketball player Brittney Griner, but the situation took a different turn and the athlete was exchanged for Viktor Bout.

 

 

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