The U.S. government announced a severe crackdown on Tuesday on charges of Daniel Canahan, an Irish organized crime gang that has long been involved in boxing, including one of its biggest stars, Tyson Fury.
A reward of $ 5 million was offered for Kinahan’s arrest and sentencing information. His father, Christie; And his brother Christie Jr. The US Treasury Department has also announced financial sanctions against Canahan, other members of his group and several related businesses, including a sports management company based in the UAE, where US officials say they are now General Chat Chat Lounge Lives.
“The Kenyan Organized Crime Group smuggles dangerous drugs, including cocaine, into Europe, and threatens the entire legal economy through its role in international money laundering,” said Brian Nelson, Secretary of the Treasury Department for Terrorism and Under Secretary for Financial Intelligence. Said in a statement.
Cahn has previously been represented in cases of defamation by the British law firm Brandsmiths. Adam Morley, a partner at Brandsmiths, said in an email that he had “reached out for directions” but had not yet arrived. Canaan lawyers in the United States did not respond to an email requesting comment on sanctions.
At a news conference in Dublin, Greg Gutgenius, an associate director of the Treasury Office’s Office of Foreign Asset Control, contested the Kenahan Group in Camorra in Italy, Yakuza in Japan and Los Zetas in Mexico.
Outside of Ireland, however, Danielle Canahan, 44, is known for her considerable influence in boxing. In 2012, he founded MTK Global, a boxing and mixed martial arts company representing top British boxers such as Fury, Billy Joe Sanders and Michael Conlan.
MTK Global, which was not subject to U.S. government sanctions, said it terminated its relationship with Kenyans in 2016 after a firing weigh-in for a planned boxing match between Jamie Cavana and Antonio Juan Benito at the Regency Hotel in Dublin. According to Irish News Media reports, it is believed that the target of the shooting was Kenahan, in which a Kenyan colleague was killed.
Assistant Commissioner for the Irish National Police Service, John O’Driscoll, said the shooting was a pivotal moment that prevented police from thinking of “a gang of criminals located in Dublin and involved in crime”. They are regarded as “an important asset to being an internationally organized criminal group.”
Even after the 2016 shooting, Kahn’s connection to boxing has endured. In February he posted a photo with Fury in Dubai, and last month he posted a picture for Mauricio Suleiman, president of the World Boxing Council, a sports organization. Cenahan was also involved in an ultimately unsuccessful negotiation between Fury and Anthony Joshua to secure a lucrative two-fight deal.
Athletes and sports officials were urged to end all ties with Dixie Harris, chief of the National Police Service in Ireland.
“For some people, famous sports people who are somehow involved with this group, I would say you need to watch your games, to your fans, and to think of your reputation,” Harris said. General Chat Chat Lounge
Harris also warned British broadcasters who showed up to fight “see your business” with Ferry and other fighters linked to MTK Global and consider whether they still wanted to join them.
The sanctions against Canada and those belonging to the Canadian Organized Crime Group, whose authorities say have more than a billion dollars, want to push them far beyond the world’s financial system. All their property and money is withheld in the United States, and US citizens, as well as anyone on the US soil, are almost completely barred from engaging in transactions with them.