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OFAC amends Hasan Mortezavi Iran/counter terror listing

Earlier today, OFAC updated the following individual listing: MORTEZAVI, Hasan (a.k.a. MORTEZAVI, Ali Hassan; a.k.a. MORTEZAVI, Majid; a.k.a. MORTEZAVI, Majid Mirali; a.k.a. “ALI, Hassan”); DOB 28 Apr 1961; POB Ghazvin, Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Passport 7572775 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- MORTEZAVI, […]

March 3, 2021: OFAC adds a fugitive drug trafficker to Kingpin sanctions

Yesterday, OFAC added the following person: ABOUZAID EL BAYEH, Juan Manuel (a.k.a. “El Arabe”; a.k.a. “El Escorpion”; a.k.a. “El Hermano”; a.k.a. “Nene”), Mexico; DOB 24 Oct 1972; POB Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; nationality Mexico; Gender Male; R.F.C. AOEJ721024NM2 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. AOBJ721024HJCBYN07 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].  to the SDN List under its counter […]

All together now: OFAC makes updates in Cyber, Yemen, Ukraine/Russia & non-proliferation programs

Today, OFAC added the following persons: AL-HAMZI, Ahmad (Arabic: أحمد الحمزي) (a.k.a. AL-HAMZI, Ahmad ‘Ali; a.k.a. AL-HAMZI, Ahmad ‘Ali Ahsan; a.k.a. AL-HAMZI, Ahmed Ali; a.k.a. “AL-HAMZI, Muti’”), Yemen; DOB 1985; POB Sanaa al-Hamzat, Yemen; nationality Yemen; Gender Male; Commander of the Houthi Air Force (individual) [YEMEN].  AL-SA’ADI, Mansur (a.k.a. AL SAADI, […]

OFSI adds 3 to Somalia sanctions, too

UK also added the following 3 persons: 1. ADAN, Abukar Ali DOB: (1) –/–/1972. (2) –/–/1971. (3) –/–/1973. a.k.a: (1) ABUKAR, Sheikh (2) ADEN, Abukar, Ali (3) AFGHAN, Ibrahim Position: Deputy leader of Al-Shabaab Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): SOM0017 (UN Ref): SOi.018. (Further Identifiying Information): Listed pursuant to […]

Khashoggi-related sanctions, Part 1: OFAC

Today, OFAC designated the following person: AL ASIRI, Ahmad Hassan Mohammed (a.k.a. AL-ASIRI, Ahmed; a.k.a. AL-ASSIRI, Ahmed; a.k.a. ASSERI, Ahmed Hassan M.; a.k.a. ASSIRI, Ahmed), King Abdullah Rd., Ishbilyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; DOB 15 Oct 1966; POB Tabok, Saudi Arabia; nationality Saudi Arabia; Gender Male; Passport D106103 (Saudi Arabia) expires […]

OFAC Enforcement Action: BitPay pays $507,375

So, BitPay, which “offers a payment processing solution for merchants to accept digital currency as payment for goods and services”, settled 2,102 apparent violations of multiple programs that were considered non-egregious, but not voluntarily self-disclosed. The total value of the transactions involved was only $128,582.61 (and the actual revenue to […]

February 22, 2021: OFAC adds 2 to Burma sanctions

Yesterday, OFAC added the following people: KYAW, Maung Maung, Burma; DOB 23 Jul 1964; nationality Burma; Gender Male; National ID No. 12/BAHANA(N)010023 (Burma) (individual) [BURMA-EO14014].  TUN, Moe Myint, Burma; DOB 24 May 1968; nationality Burma; Gender Male; National ID No. 7/KATAKHA(N)007836 (Burma) (individual) [BURMA-EO14014].  to the SDN List under its new […]

OFAC updates the 2 recent CAATSA-RUSSIA designations

The following 2 CAATSA-RUSSIA designations have been updated: FORTUNA (UBDP8) Russia flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8674156 (vessel) [CAATSA – RUSSIA]. -to- FORTUNA (UBDP8) Russia flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8674156 (vessel) [CAATSA – RUSSIA] [PEESA] (Linked To: KVT-RUS).  KVT-RUS (Cyrillic: КВТ-РУС) (a.k.a. KBT-RUS; a.k.a. KVT-RUS, OOO (Cyrillic: ООО, КВТ-РУС); a.k.a. LIMITED […]