June 02, 2023

First North Korean extradited to US gets 4-year sentence for money laundering

US judge agrees to more lenient sentence for Mun Chol Myong after he spent years in Malay and American prisons

Mun Chol Myong, the first North Korean national ever extradited to the U.S., has effectively served a 45-month sentence for an array of money laundering charges, the Justice Department announced Friday.

The decision comes after years of legal back-and-forth as Mun’s attorneys and government prosecutors continued to uncover evidence and marks a victory for the U.S. sanctions regime.