In June, Økokrim (National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime) seized silver coins worth NOK 14 million in an investigation into a Christian association in Eastern Norway, according to ABC News.
The move took place on June 4th at the request of the US authorities, confirms police lawyer Erlend Stenberg of Økokrim to the newspaper.
Three foreign nationals residing in Norway are charged with fraud and money laundering of at least NOK 58 million in the United States. According to the FBI, the people, who are part of a Christian network, have deceived an unknown number of people who are supposed to have transferred money to two bank accounts in Norway.
Økokrim’s seizure consists of things the FBI and US tax authorities (IRS) believe are relevant in the case, such as documents and electronic storage media, in addition to the silver coins, in which the proceeds of the alleged fraud have been invested.
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