The Polish authorities released from arrest the former owner of the WEX cryptocurrency exchange Dmitry Vasiliev. About it writes RBC.
In a commentary to the publication, Vasiliev said that he was released on December 7, after which he arrived in Russia. The lawyer of the ex-head of WEX, Krzysztof Brola, clarified that the court has not yet made a final decision on the case:
“Yes he [Васильев] on the loose. The Polish court has banned his extradition to Kazakhstan, but the decision is not yet final. “
Recall that in July 2018, due to “technical work”, the WEX exchange stopped full withdrawal of funds. At the same time, according to Dmitry Vasilyev, an agreement was signed on the transfer of ownership of WEX to ex-DPR militant Dmitry “Moryachk” Khavchenko.
In August of the same year, it became known about the bankruptcy of the exchange and the suspension of its work. An initiative group of clients of the exchange calculated that the damage exceeded $ 400 million. Personally, Vasiliev is credited with the withdrawal of $ 200 million.
In the spring of 2019, law enforcement officers of Kazakhstan in absentia recognized him as a suspect of fraud and put him on the interstate wanted list.
In September 2021, the Warsaw District Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the detention and arrest of Vasiliev on the basis of an Interpol warrant at the request of Kazakhstan.
Later, an unknown person withdrew 100 ETH from one of the WEX wallets. The funds went to the Binance exchange.