May 24, 2022

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New evidence again delays trial of accused North Korean money launderer

Delay marks the second time US court has pushed back Mun Chol Myung’s case this year

A U.S. district court on Monday agreed to push back the case of a North Korean man accused of money laundering, the second such delay this year.

Malaysian authorities arrested Mun Chol Myung in 2019 on several counts of money laundering on behalf of Pyongyang. Malaysia later extradited Mun to the U.S. in March this year, prompting the DPRK to officially sever ties with Kuala Lumpur.