Thailand Extradites Alleged Cryptocurrency Fraudster to the U.S.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
35
Issue: 
12
Abstract: 

In November 2019, Thai authorities extradited a Swedish citizen to the United States on charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering.[1] On July 25, 2019, a grand jury in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California returned an indictment against Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, 45, and his company, Eastern Metal Securities (EMS), charging the defendants with engaging in a scheme to defraud victims of more than $11 million.  On June 17, 2019, Thai authorities arrested Karlsson.