US Justice Department
A Russian suspected of masterminding a money-laundering operation using bitcoin appeared in a Greek court on Friday for a hearing to consider his extradition to the United States.
Alexander Vinnik was arrested in a hotel in northern Greece in late July on a US warrant. Russia has since also requested his extradition on separate fraud charges, his lawyer Xanthippi Moisidou said.
Ardit Ferizi was detained in Malaysia last October for allegedly hacking into a computer database and passing information about US security staff to Islamic State radicals.
Ferizi was extradited from Malaysia and appeared on Wednesday in a US court in Virginia facing terrorism charges. If found guilty, Ferizi could face 35 years in prison.