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Trial over a citizen of the DPRK begins in the US

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A North Korean citizen previously extradited from Malaysia has been detained in the United States, which is a precedent in history.

Reported by Reuters

Moon Chol Myung became the first North Korean to be extradited on a US warrant. This happened after a Malaysian court rejected his appeal, in which he called the US prosecution politically motivated.

The FBI placed him in custody on March 20. He is kept in Washington DC.

Mena's arrest warrant was issued by the Washington Federal Court on May 2, 2019. He is accused of money laundering through shell companies and with the help of forged documents — thus the Korean obtained $1.5 million.

He spent the money supplying luxury goods to North Korea from Singapore in violation of UN sanctions, which he did before moving from North Korea to Malaysia in 2008. And in 2019, he was arrested in Malaysia at the request of the United States.

Due to the extradition of a DPRK citizen, she severed diplomatic relations with Malaysia.

We will remind you, last month, the United States accused three hackers from the DPRK of large multiple cyberattacks on American companies in order to seize money and cryptocurrency worth more than $1.3 billion.

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