Takeshi Ebisawa, a 60-year-old Japanese man—believed by U.S. officials to be a leader within the organized crime syndicate Yakuza—has been charged with conspiring to traffic nuclear substances from Myanmar to other countries with the expectation that Iran would eventually use them for its weapons program. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Federal prosecutors said that Ebisawaand three co-conspirators had allegedly been selling uranium and weapons-grade plutonium since early 2020, eventually exchanging them for military-grade weapons, court documents unsealed in Manhattan Wednesday show.

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  • Japanese 'Yakuza Boss' Charged With Attempting to Sell Nuclear Materials from Myanmar
    Takeshi Ebisawa, a 60-year-old Japanese man—believed by U.S. officials to be a leader within the organized crime syndicate Yakuza—has been charged ... nuclear materials that he wished to sell ...
    02/24/2024 - 4:58 am | View Link
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