Boxers Urged To Cut Ties With Daniel Kinahan, U.S. Authorities Offer $5 Million Reward For Information
Daniel Kinahan, who some call a controversial boxing figure, has been named a member of a crime group.
Kinahan was issued sanction by the U.S. Department of Treasury after being identified as a key member of the Kinahan Organized Crime Group (KOCG), the U.S. government announced Monday evening. U.S. authorities are offering a $5 million award for information that could lead to the arrest of Kinahan along with two other alleged members, both $5 million apiece as well.
“The Kinahan Organized Crime Group smuggles deadly narcotics, including cocaine, to Europe, and is a threat to the entire licit economy through its role in international money laundering,” Brian E. Nelson, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence said in a statement.
“Criminal groups like the KOCG prey on the most vulnerable in society and bring drug-related crime and violence, including murder, to the countries in which they operate.”
Big names in boxing, like Tyson Fury, are being urged to cut ties with Kinahan.
Kinahan was one of the seven parties, including his father Christopher Kinahan Sr and brother Christopher Jr, along with three affiliated businesses, who were sanctioned for criminal activity.
His father was previously convicted and imprisoned for drug possession and money laundering.
Kinahan was allegedly overseeing the criminal organization’s drug trafficking operations, but he has never been arrested for any of the accused criminal activity. None of his boxing ties were mentioned Monday.
The 44-year-old was also recognized as a criminal figure in 2018 in the Irish High Court.