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Police Arrest Spaniard On FBI Most Needed Record ⋆ Madrid Metropolitan

The Spanish Nationwide Police have arrested the founding father of the Spain-North Korean Friendship Affiliation who was wished by the USA FBI on the cost of fraud and sanctions busting.

Alejandro Cao de Benós, 47, was arrested as he alighted the practice from Barcelona at Madrid´s Atocha Station, yesterday, Firday 1st December,

He had been tracked by the Spanish authorities on behalf of the US Division of Justice who had issued a world arrest warrant in 2018 for fraud and aiding the North Korean regime evade United Nations and US sanctions.

Alejandro Cao de Benós

Cao de Benós, may withstand 20 years in jail sentence if convicted.

The FBI had been looking for is arrest in Spain when he based the Friendship Affiliation with North Korea.

In response to the FBI, Cao de Benós, 47, who was born in Tarragona, facilitated the journey to North Korea of ​​Virgil Griffith, the previous developer of the Ethereum cryptocurrency, who pleaded responsible final 12 months to conspiring to assist North Korea evade sanctions .

He  was sentenced within the US to 5 years in jail and a superb of $100,000.

The FBI accuses Cao de Benós of taking “measures to hide these actions from US authorities,” and that he organized a number of conferences on cryptocurrencies and blockchain within the North Korean capital, with the assistance of Griffith, who’s an skilled in cryptocurrencies.

North Korea is believed to have made billions of {dollars} through the use of the unregulated foreign money to keep away from US and UN sanctions on the regime.

In an announcement launched by himself on social networks after studying that he was wished, Cao de Benós denied these accusations and in addition that he was a “fugitive”, since he had not been capable of depart Spain for “six years”, along with his “passport retained” by the Spanish authorities.


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