February 25, 2024

North Korean accused of money laundering to accept US charges: Court records

Mun Chol Myong, who the US says has ties to DPRK's top spy agency, could face substantial jail time and fines

A North Korean man in U.S. custody intends to accept money laundering charges against him later this month, a newly released court document shows, bringing a potential end to a yearlong trial that’s seen multiple delays.

Malaysian authorities arrested Mun Chol Myung, a North Korean national with alleged ties to DPRK intelligence, in 2019 on several counts of money laundering. Malaysia later extradited Mun to the U.S. in March 2021, prompting Pyongyang to sever ties with Kuala Lumpur.