Alleged Cryptocurrency Fraudster Extradited From Thailand to Face Charges in Multi-Million Dollar Investment Scheme


November 18 2019

A citizen of Sweden has been extradited from Thailand to the United States today to stand trial for alleged securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson of the Northern District of California and Special Agent in Charge Kelly R. Jackson of the IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Washington, D.C. Field Office made the announcement.

On July 25, 2019, a federal grand jury indicted 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.  Karlsson was arrested June 17, 2019, in Thailand.