News International review

US accused man of laundering $1 billion

The US Department of Justice has indicted Roman Semyonov from Russia. He may be involved in laundering $1 billion through a cryptocurrency mixer.

According to investigators, he is related to the Tornado Cash service.

At the same time, part of the money was transferred to hackers from North Korea.

The Justice Department claims that the US Treasury has already imposed sanctions on Semyonov because of his participation in the material support of Tornado Cash and the hacker group Lazarus Group. The latter receive funding from North Korea.

The Ministry of Justice said that the Tornado Cash service could be used to launder criminal funds.

According to the indictment against Semyonov, he conspired to launder money and run an unlicensed money transfer business.

The second founder of the service Aleksey Pertsev was arrested last year in the Netherlands.