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OFAC adds new group (Abid Ali Khan Transnational Criminal Organization) to TCO sanctions

Today, OFAC added the following people: GUL, Redi Hussein Khal (a.k.a. “GUL, Redi”; a.k.a. “GULL, Rida”), Nowshera, Pakistan; DOB 25 Dec 1981; POB Afghanistan; nationality Afghanistan; citizen Afghanistan; Gender Male (individual) [TCO] (Linked To: ABID ALI KHAN TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION). KARIM, Shakeel (a.k.a. FAZAL, Shakeel Karim; a.k.a. “KAREEM, Shakeel”), Mohallah […]

Rewards for Ukrainian Organized Crime figures

Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program Offer for Information to Bring Ukrainian Nationals to Justice PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 22, 2020 Share Today, the U.S. Department of State announces rewards of up to $1 million each for information leading to the arrests and/or convictions of Ukrainian […]

OFAC Enforcement Action: Amazon.com

The settlement: $134,523 The base penalty: $134,523…. but the statutory maximum was $1,038,206,212 What were the actual violations? From on or about November 15, 2011, to on or about October 18, 2018, persons located in Crimea, Iran, and Syria placed orders or otherwise conducted business on Amazon’s websites for consumer […]

OFAC cleans up some of their regs…

Amendments to the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations (GTSR); Transnational Criminal Organizations Sanctions Regulations (TCOSR); and Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations (HFSR) 7/22/2019 The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations (GTSR); Transnational Criminal Organizations Sanctions Regulations (TCOSR); and Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations […]

October 2, 2018: OFAC adds Yakuza, removes Kingpins

Yesterday, OFAC added the following persons:  MITSUYASU, Katsuaki (Japanese: 光安克明), 3-6-26 Shinohara Nakamachi, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan (Japanese: 灘区篠原中町三丁目6番26号, 神戸市, 兵庫県, Japan); 5-22-36 Hakataekiminami Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi 812-0016, Japan; DOB 29 Nov 1959; Gender Male (individual) [TCO] (Linked To: YAMAGUCHI-GUMI).    MORIO, Utao (Japanese: 森尾卯太男), 2-138 Fujimi-cho, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken, Japan (Japanese: 富士見町二丁目138番地, 米子市, 鳥取県, Japan); DOB 29 Jul 1953; Gender […]

8 new organized crime designations from OFAC

Earlier today, OFAC designated the following persons:  EBERAHIM, Abbas (a.k.a. “BASU”), 43 Walana Cres, Kooringal, NSW 2650, Australia; Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone, Bokeo, Laos; 292 Moo 1 Wiang, Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai 57150, Thailand; DOB 11 Sep 1949; POB Malaysia; nationality Australia; Gender Male; Passport N2315963 (Australia) (individual) […]

December 22, 2017: OFAC updates organized crime, narcotics trafficking sanctions listings

On December 22nd, OFAC added the following persons:  PICHUGIN, Yuri Viktorovich (Cyrillic: ПИЧУГИН, ЮРИЙ ВИКТОРОВИЧ) (a.k.a. PICHUGIN, Yuriy; a.k.a. PICHUGIN, Yury; a.k.a. “PICHUGA” (Cyrillic: “ПИЧУГА”); a.k.a. “VLADIMIR BILIY”; a.k.a. “VOLODYMYR BILYY”), 2/1 Geroyev Panfilovtsev Street, Moscow, Russia; Barviha Hills, Moscow, Russia; DOB 18 Oct 1965; POB Azanka, Tavdinsky District, Sverdlovsk […]