U.S. Charge Chinese Business of Money Laundering for North Korea

TOKYO — United States prosecutors blamed a Chinese organization on Thursday for laundering cash for North Korea and said they would look for $1.9 million in common punishments, as American endeavors to put weight on the segregated nation keep on affecting Pyongyang’s neighbor and greatest promoter.

Prosecutors said the organization, Mingzheng International Trading Limited, worked as a front organization for North Korea’s state-run Foreign Trade Bank, which since 2013 has been the objective of American authorizations planned to interfere with assets associated with the nation’s atomic weapons program. The punishment, if affirmed by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, would be “one of the biggest seizures of North Korean subsidizes by the division,” as indicated by an announcement from prosecutors.

In their announcement, prosecutors said Mingzheng was made to “surreptitiously move North Korean cash through the United States.” In a documenting with the court, prosecutors said the assets were being held in a financial balance in the United States.

Calls to a Mingzheng telephone number in Hong Kong, a semiautonomous Chinese city where the organization is enlisted, were not replied.