February 13, 2017: OFAC adds to Kingpin Act listings

On Monday, OFAC added the following 2 persons:

EL AISSAMI MADDAH, Tareck Zaidan (a.k.a. EL AISSAMI, Tareck; a.k.a. EL AISSAMI, Tarek), Venezuela; DOB 12 Nov 1974; POB El Vigia, Merida, Venezuela; citizen Venezuela; Gender Male; Passport C1668015 (Venezuela); Identification Number 12.354.211 (Venezuela); Executive Vice President; Former Governor of Aragua State (individual) [SDNTK]. 
 
LOPEZ BELLO, Samark Jose (a.k.a. LOPEZ DELGADO, Samark), Caracas, Venezuela; DOB 27 Jul 1974; POB Venezuela; citizen Venezuela; Gender Male; Passport 122560011 (Venezuela); alt. Passport 055439970 (Venezuela); alt. Passport 002494535 (Venezuela); Identification Number 11.208.888 (Venezuela) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: PROFIT CORPORATION, C.A.; Linked To: YAKIMA TRADING CORPORATION; Linked To: GRUPO SAHECT, C.A.; Linked To: ALFA ONE, C.A.; Linked To: SMT TECNOLOGIA, C.A.; Linked To: SERVICIOS TECNOLOGICOS INDUSTRIALES, C.A.; Linked To: MFAA HOLDINGS LIMITED; Linked To: 1425 BRICKELL AVE 63-F LLC; Linked To: 1425 BRICKELL AVENUE UNIT 46B, LLC; Linked To: 1425 BRICKELL AVENUE 64E LLC; Linked To: AGUSTA GRAND I LLC; Linked To: 200G PSA HOLDINGS LLC).

And entities:

200G PSA HOLDINGS LLC, 80 SW 8th Street Suite 2000, Miami, FL 33130, United States; Tax ID No. 80-0890696 (United States) [SDNTK]. 
 
1425 BRICKELL AVE 63-F LLC, 1425 Brickell Ave 63-F, Miami, FL 33131, United States; Tax ID No. 71-1053365 (United States) [SDNTK]. 
 
1425 BRICKELL AVENUE 64E LLC, 1425 Brickell Avenue 64E, Miami, FL 33131, United States; Tax ID No. 90-1019707 (United States) [SDNTK]. 
 
1425 BRICKELL AVENUE UNIT 46B, LLC, 1425 Brickell Avenue Unit 46B, Miami, FL 33131, United States; Tax ID No. 90-0865341 (United States) [SDNTK]. 
 
AGUSTA GRAND I LLC, 80 SW 8th Street Suite 2000, Miami, FL 33130, United States; Tax ID No. 36-4802365 (United States) [SDNTK]. 
 
ALFA ONE, C.A., Av. Principal, Manzana 26, Cto. Empres. Piacoa, piso 1, Ofic. 4, Zona In. Los Pinos, Puerto Ordaz, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela; RIF # J-31482089-3 (Venezuela) [SDNTK]. 
 
GRUPO SAHECT, C.A., Av. Guaicaipuro, con Calle Urdaneta, Edificio San Marco, piso 9, Ofic. 9-2, Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela; RIF # J-29620174-9 (Venezuela) [SDNTK]. 
 
MFAA HOLDINGS LIMITED, 281 Waterfront Drive, Road Town, Tortola, Virgin Islands, British; Company Number 1793372 (Virgin Islands, British) [SDNTK]. 
 
PROFIT CORPORATION, C.A., Av. Venezuela con Calle Mohedano, Torre JWM, piso 4, Oficina 4, El Rosal, Caracas, Venezuela; RIF # J-00317392-4 (Venezuela) [SDNTK]. 
 
SERVICIOS TECNOLOGICOS INDUSTRIALES, C.A., 1a Transversal, Parcela 304-26-06, Zona Industrial Los Pinos, Puerto Ordaz, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela; RIF # J-31103570-2 (Venezuela) [SDNTK]. 
 
SMT TECNOLOGIA, C.A., Av. Venezuela, Edificio JWM, piso 7, Ofic. 72 (al lado de Banavih), El Rosal, Caracas, Venezuela; RIF # J-40068226-6 (Venezuela) [SDNTK]. 
 
YAKIMA OIL TRADING, LLP, 7 Welbeck Street, London W1G 9YE, United Kingdom; Commercial Registry Number OC390985 (United Kingdom) [SDNTK]. 
 
YAKIMA TRADING CORPORATION, Ph Ocean Business Plaza (Torre Banesco) Plaza Marbella, Piso 24, Oficina 24-08, Calle Aquilino de la Guardia y Calle 47 (Zona Bancaria), Panama; Barbados; RUC # 3196611412868 (Panama) [SDNTK].

And an aircraft:

N200VR, 80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2000, Miami, FL 33130, United States; Aircraft Model Gulfstream 200; Aircraft Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 133; Aircraft Tail Number N200VR (aircraft) [SDNTK] (Linked To: 200G PSA HOLDINGS LLC).

To its counter narcotics trafficking sanctions program.

Note that some of these entities are located in the United States, and one is in the UK.

In conjunction with the designation of Mr. El Aissami Maddah, who is a Venezuelan government official, OFAC issued a Frequently Asked Question:

505. If an official of the Government of Venezuela is designated as a Specially Designated National (SDN), does that mean that the Government of Venezuela is blocked? What are the prohibitions on U.S. persons dealing with a designated government official or the Government of Venezuela?

No. The designation of an official of the Government of Venezuela does not mean that the government itself is also blocked. The prohibitions apply to transactions or dealings only with the individuals and entities whose property and interests in property are blocked. However, U.S. persons should be cautious in dealings with the government to ensure that they are not engaged in transactions or dealings, directly or indirectly, with an SDN, for example by entering into contracts that are signed by an SDN, entering into negotiations with an SDN, or by processing transactions, directly or indirectly, on behalf of the SDN, absent authorization or an applicable exemption. [02-13-17]

And, for good measure, Treasury also issued a press release on the 2 persons being designated. And, because of the unusual circumstances, the US government had a background briefing (their words), including time for Q&A.

Links:

OFAC Notice

Frequently Asked Question

Treasury Press Release

Background Briefing

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