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Bitcoin fraud suspect wanted by US, Russia appears in Greek court

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.

Kosovo Alleged ISIS Hacker Appears in US Court

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.