North Korea

USA v. Ryer International Trading Ltd. et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Complaint to Forfeit regarding "an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of a scheme by North Korean banks sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to launder U.S. dollars through the United States on behalf of sanctioned entities in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" in USA v. $429,900 of Blocked Funds Associated With Ryer International Trading Ltd., described as a Hong Kong-domiciled, China-based company; $501,771 of Funds Associated With An EB-5 Account, and $24,209.85 of Funds Associated With Tang Xin and Li Xichun at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Yang Ban: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding an alleged conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Yang Ban: Statement of Offense

Statement of Offense regarding an alleged conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Yang Ban: Forfeiture Consent Order

Consent Order of Forfeiture in the amount of $561,428 regarding an alleged conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Yang Ban: USA’s Sentencing Memorandum

Criminal Information regarding an alleged conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Yang Ban: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. 280 Virtual Currency Accounts: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the alleged laundering by Chinese cryptocurrency traders of proceeds from hacks of, and thefts from, virtual currency exchanges, mostly in South Korea, by "North Korea actors" in USA v. 280 Virtual Currency Accounts at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. $2.4M Associated With ‘North Korea Money Laundering Scheme’: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of a scheme by North Korean banks sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to launder U.S. dollars through the United States on behalf of sanctioned entities in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" in USA v. $2.4 million of funds associated with three companies, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Essentra FZE Company Ltd.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and Defraud the United States regarding North Korea in USA v. Essentra FZE Company Limited, of the United Arab Emirates, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. 146 Virtual Currency Accounts: Amended Forfeiture Complaint

First Amended Forfeiture Complaint regarding the alleged laundering by Chinese cryptocurrency traders of proceeds from hacks of, and thefts from, virtual currency exchanges, mostly in South Korea, by "North Korea actors" in USA v. 146 Virtual Currency Accounts at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Ko Chol Man et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging "a multi-year scheme to covertly access the U.S. financial system in spite of sanctions which are intended to deal with unusual and extraordinary threats to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States" in USA v. Ko Chol Man, Kim Song Ui, Han Ung, Ri Jong Nam, Jo Un Hui, O Song Sui, Ri Myong Jin, Ri Jong Won, Jong Suk Hui, Kim Tong Chol, Kim Chin, a.k.a. Kim Jin; Huang Hailin, Huang Yueqing, Jin Yonghe, Sun Wei, Ri Chun Hwan, Kim Hui Suk, Han Yong Chol, Ri Chun, Ri Jong Chol, Kim Kwang Chol, Ri Yong Su, Ku Ja Hyong, Jin Yonghuan, Know Song Il, Ryu Myong Il, Hyon Yong Il, Hwang Won Jun, Han Ki Song, Han Jang Su, Ri Myong Hun, Kim Kyong Nam, and Kim Hyok Ju, all of North Korea, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Editor's Note: The indictment was filed on February 5th, 2020 and unsealed on May 28th, 2020.

Greece: Crystal Shipping Inc.

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Greece into Arturik Arutunyan, Romeo Zarandia, Igor Borodavkin, Volodymyr Ubogov and Mohamed Salama for allegedly transporting illegal immigrants to Greece on a ship named 'Crystal'.

Newt Utopia: Dominica’s financial services sector still a joke

DominicaThe financial services sector is still a farce. The International Financial Center building, built to offer high quality offices to the community, was completed just as the financial sector was gutted by regulations and scandals. When it opened, the only