August 13, 2022

US indicts Spanish aristocrat, British crypto expert for aiding North Korea

Alejandro Cao de Benos and Christopher Emms allegedly helped American crypto guru Virgil Griffith gain access to DPRK

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted two Europeans it says conspired to violate sanctions against North Korea with recently-convicted American crypto guru Virgil Griffith. 

Alejandro Cao de Benos and Christopher Emms worked with Griffith, a cryptocurrency expert convicted of conspiring to violate economic sanctions imposed on North Korea, to “teach and advise members of the North Korean government on cutting-edge cryptocurrency and blockchain technology,” U.S. attorney Damian Williams said in a statement.