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OFAC sanctions 3 people under Lebanon sanctions

OFAC just added the following persons: AL-ARAB, Jihad (Arabic: جهاد العرب) (a.k.a. EL ARAB, Jihad; a.k.a. EL ARAB, Jihad Ahmad), France Street Pavilion Building, Villa Jihad el Arab, Downtown Mina el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 06 Jan 1963; POB Beirut, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon; Gender Male; Passport LR0073000 (Lebanon) expires 25 […]

OFAC adds a Kingpin before leaving for the weekend

Today, OFAC added the following person: GONZALEZ HIGUERA, Jaime Humberto (a.k.a. “EL TUNCO”; a.k.a. “TUNCO”), Mexico; DOB 25 Mar 1986; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; nationality Mexico; Gender Male; C.U.R.P. GOHJ860325HSLNGM02 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]. -to- GONZALEZ HIGUERA, Jaime (a.k.a. “EL TUNCO”; a.k.a. “TUNCO”), Mexico; DOB 07 Mar 1972; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; nationality […]

OFAC publishes Virtual Currency Sanctions Compliance Guidance (& 2 updated FAQs)

Publication of Sanctions Compliance Guidance for the Virtual Currency Industry and Updated Frequently Asked Questions Release date10/15/2021Body The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing an industry-specific brochure, “Sanctions Compliance Guidance for the Virtual Currency Industry,” as a resource to help members of the […]

OFAC designates 4 Mexican Kingpins

OFAC has designated the following 4 persons: DIAZ DE LEON SAUCEDA, Cesar Enrique (a.k.a. “LOBITO”), Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico; DOB 12 Apr 1987; POB Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; nationality Mexico; Gender Male; C.U.R.P. DISC870412HNLZCS03 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]. JARQUIN JARQUIN, Aldrin Miguel (a.k.a. “CHAPARRITO”), Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico; DOB 18 Nov 1976; POB […]

Another day, another FAQ – today’s is Venezuela-related!

Frequently Asked Questions 933. Are the authorizations in paragraph (a) of Venezuela-related General Licenses 7C and 20B, respectively, expired? Answer No.  The authorizations in paragraph (a) of Venezuela-related General Licenses (GLs) 7C (“Authorizing Certain Activities Involving PDV Holding, Inc. and CITGO Holding, Inc.”) and 20B (“Authorizing Official Activities of Certain International Organizations Involving the Government […]

September 30, 2021: OFAC removes 4 Kingpin entities

Yesterday, OFAC removed the following entities: f SOHO PANAMA, S.A.; RUC # 2422734-1-808115 (Panama) [SDNTK]. WAKED INTERNACIONAL PANAMA, S.A., Panama; RUC # 197517-1-394851 (Panama) [SDNTK]. ABIF INVESTMENT, S.A., Panama; RUC # 2022799-1-743641 (Panama) [SDNTK]. GRUPO LA RIVIERA PANAMA, S.A., Panama; RUC # 2038708-1-745998 (Panama) [SDNTK]. rom its counter-narcotics trafficking sanctions […]

OFAC adds new Iran FAQ 932

932. Do U.S. sanctions prohibit U.S. persons from visiting, or making donations to, the Imam Reza Holy Shrine in Mashhad, Iran? Answer URGENT NOTE:  The U.S. Department of State cautions against any travel by U.S. persons to Iran.  The Department of State has issued a Level Four Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) for […]

OFAC designates Hizballah financiers

OFAC added the following persons: AL BANAI, Ali Reda Hassan (Arabic: علي رضا حسن البناى) (a.k.a. AL-BANAI, Ali Reda H; a.k.a. AL-BANAI, ‘Ali Ridha’ Hasan; a.k.a. ALBANAI, ‘Ali Ridha Hassan; a.k.a. AL-BANAI, ‘Ali Ridha Hassan; a.k.a. AL-BANAY, Ali Ridha; a.k.a. AL-BANI, Ali Reda H; a.k.a. AL-BANNAY, ‘Ali Ridha Hassan), Al […]