son allegedly collected $47,000 (29,000) from Russians in Mexico, Peru and Cyprus as compensation for work his father had performed in the past.
Other firms in the Nicholson empire include training group Learning in Logistics, warehousing and distribution firm Nicholsons Doncaster, specialist lorry mounted crane operator Nicholson Hiab, and the Pheasant Cookery School.
David Nicholson, chairman of the Nicholson Group and Box Clever's founder, has now revealed plans to take the Teesside company onto the national stage.
Mr Nicholson said he hopes to create three or four jobs on Teesside.
The expansion of Box Clever's services follows the company's recent re-launch as an independent firm -having formerly been part of Nicholson Transport, a subsidiary of Nicholson Group.
Other firms which form the Nicholson group include training group Learning in Logistics, warehousing and distribution firm Nicholsons Doncaster specialist lorry mounted crane operator Nicholson Hiab and the Pheasant Cookery School.
The expansion of Box Clever's service offering follows the company's recent relaunch as an independent firm, having formerly been part of Nicholson Transport - a subsidiary of Nicholson Group.
A team of non executive directors from the Nicholson Group will work with Fiona Tinman, general manager, to help expand the business.
An affidavit federal officials filed in December in support of a search warrant for the Nicholsons' Eugene home and other family property states that Nathaniel Nicholson moved to Eugene to live with his grandparents at the age of 12, when his father was imprisoned.
Nathaniel Nicholson of Eugene studied mechanical engineering at Lane Community College, worked at a local pizza parlor and a machine shop, and served a brief stint in the Army.
Federal officials announced Thursday that on top of that, they believe the 24-year-old also spent parts of the past three years covertly traveling around the world, collecting thousands of dollars the Russian government owed his father as reimbursement for secrets the elder Nicholson - a former CIA agent - shared with foreign officials before he was convicted in 1997 on charges of conspiracy to commit espionage.
Nathaniel Nicholson and his father, Harold, 58, both were arraigned Thursday in U.