A court acquitted Alexander Vinnik of charges of extortion and association with a criminal enterprise, according to his lawyers.
Vinnik, 41, is also wanted in the United States and Russia. The court convicted Vinnik of money laundering but didn't find enough evidence to convict him of extortion, and stopped short of the year jail term andeuros in fines that prosecutors had requested.
Most Popular. The Russian bitcoin expert at the center of a multi-country legal tussle was sentenced in Paris on Monday to five years in prison for money laundering and ordered to payin fines in excort case of suspected cryptocurrency fraud. Vinnik denies wrongdoing, and his lawyers are discussing whether to appeal.