Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), announced the arrest and charges against MYONG HWAN HAN, a/k/a “David Han,” for mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection with a scheme that sought to defraud thousands of victims out of more than $1 million. From April 2016 through September 2016, HAN and a co-conspirator (“CC-1”) allegedly created and mailed thousands of fraudulent notices of violation, which purported to be official communications from New York City related to vermin control violations. The notices directed the recipients to make immediate payments to a sham entity created by HAN and CC-1. In response, victims mailed checks to the sham entity based on their mistaken belief that the notices of violation were legitimate. HAN was presented today before Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman.