A court in Paris sentenced Alexander Vinnik, suspected of laundering at least $ 4 billion through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, to five years in prison and a € 100,000 fine, RIA Novosti reported.

Having found Vinnik guilty of money laundering, the court dropped the charges of extortion and the creation of the Locky ransomware malware.

Vinnik has been under arrest for three years. He was detained in July 2017 in Greece at the request of the United States.

The Greek court granted the request for the Vinnik’s extradition at the request of three countries at once – the United States, Russia, and France.

On January 23, the Russian was extradited from Greece to France.