Greece's top administrative court has suspended a decision to extradite a Russian man suspected of laundering billions of dollars in digital currency to France until it hears an appeal, his lawyer said on Monday.
Greece's justice minister decided on Friday to extradite Alexander Vinnik, accused of being the mastermind of a $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring.
The Greek Council of State has temporarily blocked the extradition of Bitcoin wizard and Russian national Alexander Vinnik.
France, Russia, and the United States were vying to have Vinnik handed over to them.
Vinnik wants to be handed over to Russia and the Russian Embassy in Athens made extensive efforts to achieve its goal.