By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US sentences crypto expert who assisted N Korea to evade sanctions

On 12 April 2022, the US Department of Justice announced that that US citizen Mr Virgil Griffith, who conspired to providing North Korea with technical advice on using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to evade sanctions, was sentenced to 63 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). See previous post. In …

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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