If you remember the comical story* of the reputed "secretary" who had flown into Guam from Japan, allegedly to purchase an $86,000 Hermes shirt for her boss at a local shop, the defendant, Noriko Okuno, has pled guilty to Bulk Cash Smuggling, and her guilt been adjudicated by the US District Judge. Sentencing has ben set for 27 February, 2013.
Her Indictment contained a Forfeiture provision, and the US Attorney's Office has now moved to forfeit $86,840, plus ¥15,000. Will a legitimate Tokyo businessman now surface, and lay claim to the money, or was it simply a bulk cash smuggling operation intercepted by the authorities ?
*Shopper Charged with Bulk Cash Smuggling