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I knew I forgot something yesterday – OFSI adds 5 to anti-corruption sanctions

Remember the post yesterday about the U.S. commending the U.K. Global Anti-Corruption sanctions program? Well, there was a reason for that…

The U.K. added the following persons: t

1. AL-SULTAN, Nawfal Hammadi
DOB: 23/02/1964. POB: Iraq a.k.a: (1) AGUB, Nofal (2) AKOUB, Nawfel (3) AL-AKOUB, Nawfel (4) AL-SULTAN, Nofal, Hammadi (5) SULTAN ALBU HAMAD, Nofal, Hammadi (6) SULTAN YOUSEF, Nawfal, Hamadi (7) SULTAN YOUSIF ALBOHAMAD, Nawful, Humadi Nationality: Iraq National Identification no: 71719043 Address: Iraq. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):GAC0027 (UK Statement of Reasons): Nawfal Hammadi Al-Sultan has been involved in serious corruption in Nineveh province, Iraq involving the misappropriation of state property to his benefit and the benefit of others. In his role as governor of Nineveh province, he misappropriated public funds intended for reconstruction efforts and to provide support for civilians and improperly awarded contracts and other state property. Additional information: in February 2021 Al-Sultan was convicted by the Central Anti-Corruption Criminal Court in Iraq in relation to some of his corrupt activities when governor of Nineveh Governorate. He was convicted of two offences of “harming a public body” under Article 340 of Iraq’s Penal Code and sentenced to a total of five years in prison, for: (i) wasting five billion Iraqi Dinars of public funds of Nineveh Governorate through fictitious works and contracts, and (ii) improperly disposing of 50 tons of asphalt delivered to him for paving the streets and for reconstruction in 2017. (Gender): Male Listed on: 22/07/2021 Last Updated: 22/07/2021 Group ID: 14130.
2. NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE, Teodoro
Title: Vice President DOB: 25/06/1968. POB: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea a.k.a: TEODORIN Nationality: Equatorial Guinea Address: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Position: Vice President Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):GAC0024 (UK Statement of Reasons): Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue has been involved in the misappropriation of significant amounts of public assets from Equatorial Guinea as well as bribery, to fund a lavish lifestyle in various countries abroad including the United States and France, where he held assets which were vastly disproportionate in value by comparison to his official salary as an Equatorial Guinean government minister. (Gender): Male Listed on: 22/07/2021 Last Updated: 22/07/2021 Group ID: 14127.
3. PULIDO VARGAS, Alvaro Enrique
DOB: 10/12/1963. POB: Bogota, Colombia a.k.a: (1) CUCHI (2) RUBIO SALAS, German, Enrique Nationality: Colombia Passport Details: PE069914 (Columbia) National Identification no: 79324956 (Columbia) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):GAC0026 (UK Statement of Reasons): Alvaro Enrique Pulido Vargas (aka German Enrique Rubio Salas) is a close business associate of Alex Saab. With him, he engaged in serious corruption in Venezuela through his participation in two of Venezuela’s public programmes: the ‘Local Committees for Supply and Production’ (CLAP) and the Great Housing Scheme Venezuela (GMVV). In each case, contracts were improperly granted for the benefit of an official and/or for another person including Pulido Vargas himself. In the CLAP programme, basic foodstuffs were provided at highly inflated prices. For GMVV, Global Construction Fund only delivered a small proportion of the products they had agreed to deliver, misappropriating the remainder of the funds. (Gender): Male Listed on: 22/07/2021 Last Updated: 22/07/2021 Group ID: 14129.
4. SAAB MORAN, Alex Nain
DOB: 21/12/1971. POB: Barranquilla, Colombia Nationality: (1) Colombia (2) Venezuela Passport Details: (1) PE085897 (Columbia) (2) 085635076 (Venezuela) National Identification no: (1) 72180017 (Columbia) (2) 21.495.350 (Venezuela) Address: Cape Verde. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):GAC0025 (UK Statement of Reasons): Alex Nain Saab Moran engaged in serious corruption in Venezuela through his participation in two of Venezuela’s public programmes: the ‘Local Committees for Supply and Production’ (CLAP) and the Great Housing Scheme Venezuela (Spanish acronym: GMVV). In each case, contracts were improperly granted by public officials to companies owned or controlled by Saab Moran, for the benefit of the official(s) and/or for another person, including Saab Moran himself. In the CLAP programme, basic foodstuffs were provided at highly inflated prices. For GMVV, Saab Moran’s company only delivered a small proportion of the products they had agreed to deliver and for which it had been paid, misappropriating the remainder of the funds. (Gender): Male Listed on: 22/07/2021 Last Updated: 22/07/2021 Group ID: 14128.
5. TAGWIREI, Kudakwashe Regimond
DOB: 12/02/1969. POB: Shurugwi, Zimbabwe a.k.a: KUDA Nationality: (1) Zimbabwe (2) South Africa Passport Details: (1) FN920256 (Zimbabwe) (2) EN183928 (Zimbabwe) (3) VUK491921 (Canada) National Identification no: 29135894Z66 Address: 4 Luna Road, Borrowdale, Harare, Zimbabwe. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):GAC0023 (UK Statement of Reasons): Kudakwashe Regimond Tagwirei profited or otherwise benefitted from the misappropriation of property when his company, Sakunda Holdings, redeemed Government of Zimbabwe Treasury Bills at up to ten times their official value. This meant that Sakunda Holdings and Tagwirei, as its CEO and owner, profited significantly at the expense of macroeconomic stability in Zimbabwe. (Gender):Male Listed on: 22/07/2021 Last Updated: 22/07/2021 Group ID: 14126.

o that regime yesterday – hence the press release.

Link:

OFSI Notice

Categories: Anti-Corruption Corruption Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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