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United States vs. Roger Karlsson and Eastern Metal Securities

Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, citizen of Sweden, was sentenced on July 8, 2021 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 (link to copy of Order below). The United States is seeking restitution on behalf of Karlsson’s victims. A restitution order is expected to be entered by the Court on December 15, 2021.

Amended Preliminary Order of Forfeiture

Proof of Publication of Notice of Forfeiture Action

Update re Restitution Claims (as of 8/31/2021)

The deadline to submit a claim for restitution has passed. We are no longer accepting submissions. If you submitted a claim for restitution by the August 30, 2021 deadline, you should have received an auto-reply from Victim.AssistanceNDCA@usdoj.gov confirming receipt of your submission (if you sent multiple submissions on the same day, you will only receive one auto-reply).

Restitution Hearing

The restitution hearing as to Roger Karlsson has been reset to December 15, 2021 at 1:30PM Pacific Standard Time before Judge Charles Breyer (an American Sign Language interpreter will be provided).

You may observe the hearing via Zoom webinar: https://canduscourts.zoomgov.com/j/1611472837?pwd=cy81NUdINWZmeEpFUjlHRXM3djZ5QT09
Webinar ID: 161 147 2837
Password: 785243

General Order 58: Persons granted access to court proceedings held by telephone or videoconference are reminded that photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings, including screenshots or other visual copying of a hearing, is absolutely prohibited. See General Order 58 at Paragraph III.

Victim Notification System (VNS)

Please take note that we utilize the Department of Justice’s Victim Notification System (VNS) to share updates regarding the case. Your e-mail address must be verified in our system to receive full text notifications. If you are unable to locate your Victim ID and PIN to log in to VNS, please e-mail Victim.AssistanceNDCA@usdoj.gov with the subject line “ EMS - NEED VIN/PIN”. We also encourage you to check your e-mail spam/junk folder to search for messages from notify@usdoj.gov.

Contact Information

For assistance with this case, please email USAEO.MCAP@usdoj.gov with the subject line “EMS”.

Press Releases

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/alleged-cryptocurrency-fraudster-extradited-thailand-face-charges-multi-million-dollar

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/cryptocurrency-fraudster-pleads-guilty-securities-fraud-and-money-laundering-charges

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/cryptocurrency-fraudster-sentenced-15-years-money-laundering-and-securities-fraud-multi
 

Updated October 28, 2021

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