The DOJ charged two North Korean nationals and a Malaysian national with conspiracy to (i) violate North Korean Sanctions Regulations, (ii) launder funds, and (iii) violate the federal bank fraud statute.
The DOJ and the SEC charged the manager of a hedge fund with securities fraud, wire fraud, extortion and obstruction of justice related to his "conduct in the offer of certain shares being disposed of as part of the Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. bankruptcy proceedings."
The DOJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint alleging that North Korean cyber actors stole millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency and then laundered the funds through Chinese OTC cryptocurrency traders.
A direct selling company headquartered in California settled DOJ and SEC charges for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Chinese government officials. The company sells health and personal care products in over 90 countries.
The DOJ filed charges against the owner of two companies in Florida that provide Medicare services for submitting false and fraudulent claims in order to receive (i) reimbursement from Medicare and (ii) loans from the Paycheck Protection Program.
The DOJ filed a $20 million civil forfeiture Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska alleging violations of the International Emergency and Economic Powers Act and Iranian Transactions and Sanction Regulations violations.
In a cyber threat advisory, the U.S. Departments of Treasury, State, Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned that North Korea is carrying out malicious activities to fund "regime priorities."
U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr highlighted ongoing enforcement challenges resulting from immunity provisions under the Communications Decency Act that protect internet service providers from liability for the content of online speech.
The United States Attorney filed a superseding indictment against the China-based technology manufacturing company Huawei and several U.S.-based subsidiaries adding new counts of racketeering, money laundering, and violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.