As far as I undesrstood, Vinnki / BTC-e just allowed anonymous operations, nothing more. They didn't steal money, Vinnik didn't launder it himself. Other criminals just used BTC-e for their activities, while Vinnik himself wasn't familiar with the criminals.
Is this true?
If this is true, then how does it work? The owner of knife store is responsible for crimes, commited with his knives or what?
Why doesn't Satoshi Nakamoto responsible as he also has created a tool, allowing anonymous money transactions?