A North Korean businessman accused of money laundering appeared in a U.S. courtroom Monday after his extradition from Malaysia.
The Justice Department says Mun Chol-myong, the first North Korean ever extradited to the U.S., has been indicted on six counts of money laundering.
His court appearance comes a matter of days after North Korea severed diplomatic ties with Malaysia, protesting the Southeast Asian country's decision to pack Mun off to the U.S.
American officials say Mun was aiming to evade both U.S. and UN sanctions with his actions.
Mun denies the allegations, insisting his arrest was politically motivated.