North Dakota FOP Trustee Sends Letter in Support of the ILLICIT CASH Act (S.2563) to Senator Hoeven

The National Trustee for North Dakota to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) sent a letter to Senator Hoeven endorsing the bipartisan ILLICIT CASH Act (S.2563), which would end the incorporation of anonymous companies in the U.S. The full letter can read below or downloaded here.


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Senator John Hoeven
338 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator Hoeven,

My name is Joseph Johnson, and I am the National Trustee for the great state of North Dakota.  I am writing to offer my support for S. 2563, the “ILLICIT CASH Act” and the collection of beneficial ownership. As you know law enforcement is left in the dark when trying to investigate these anonymous shell companies, the same shell companies that are hurting North Dakota by continuing to support the opioid crisis and the sex trafficking problem that plagues our state.

Please Senator Hoeven support the ILLICIT CASH Act and become a sponsor of this legislation.  North Dakota, including our tribal communities, needs this tool to stop some of the most dangerous criminal in our State.

I am also attaching the current list of Senate and House bills that are greatest importance to the Fraternal Order of Police as well as the legislation in which we oppose.   The National Fraternal Order of Police represents over 350,000 members nationwide and has over 1100 members across the state of North Dakota.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 701-388-7927 or email at


Joseph P. Johnson
National Trustee
North Dakota Fraternal Order of Police