United States vs. Roger Karlsson and Eastern Metal Securities
Case Number: 19-cr-340-WHO
Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, citizen of Sweden, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering charges that defrauded thousands of victims. The court also ordered the defendant to forfeit several properties in Thailand, including a resort, and a forfeiture money judgment of more than $16 million. On August 22, 2022, an Amended Judgement Order was filed by the Court which incorporates the Government's Restitution Schedule totaling $8,532,068.77.
|7/5/2019||INDICTMENT filed in the Northern District of California|
|3/3/2021||Change of Plea to Guilty Hearing as to Roger Karlsson held|
|6/23/2021||Initial Phase of Sentencing as to Roger Karlsson held|
|7/8/2021||Sentencing as to Roger Karlsson held|
|7/9/2021||AMENDED PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE as to Roger Karlsson|
|8/20/2021||PROOF OF PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF FORFEITURE ACTION as to Roger Karlsson|
|12/15/2021||Restitution Hearing as to Roger Karlsson held|
|8/12/2022||ORDER OF RESTITUTION as to Roger Karlsson|
Restitution Schedule (REDACTED)
A restitution hearing was held via Zoom on December 15, 2021. On August 12, 2022, the Court signed an Amended Judgment to include a restitution order of $8,532,068.77. Please note that a restitution order cannot guarantee full or immediate payment by the defendant. Distributions are made by the Court based on the amount of funds collected from the defendant or paid directly by the defendant to the Court. We do not currently have an update regarding the timing for any distributions.
You may access the Restitution Schedule here. These amounts are final and are listed by investor Last Name and First Initial. We are unable to revisit any individual claims. Investors who submitted statements/claims that were either not verifiable through supporting documents or were received after the deadline could not be included on our list. Due to the large number of victims in this case, individual awards cannot be confirmed through our office. Please email USAEO.MCAP@usdoj.gov for assistance.
If your address or legal name has changed, please download and complete the corresponding Court forms below to file a request with the Court.
Please follow the instructions on the form which includes a list of supporting documentation required and the mailing address to return the forms. Please do not return the form to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Due to the large volume of victims in this case, the U.S Attorney’s Office is unable to return emails and phone calls regarding this particular case. For information or assistance, please contact the Mega Victim Case Assistance Program Unit at USAEO.MCAP@usdoj.gov.