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OFAC Enforcement Disinformation: UBAF pays $8,572,500

That is not a typo… Mr. Watchlist meant to type “disinformation.” Read the details and I think you’ll understand why/… Union de Banques Arabes et Francaises (UBAF) committed 127 apparent non-egregious, voluntarily self-disclosed violations of sanctions imposed on sanctioned Syrian financial institutions between August 2011 and April 2013. These violated […]

Mo‘ Iran, Mo’ Counter Terror, Mo’ Non-Proliferation designations and changes from OFAC

Today, OFAC added the following persons: ALAVI, Mahmoud (a.k.a. ALAVI, Seyed Mahmoud; a.k.a. ALAVI, Seyyed Mahmoud (Arabic: سید محمود علوی)), Iran; DOB 24 Apr 1954; POB Lamard, Fars Province, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male (individual) [IRAN-HR] (Linked To: IRANIAN MINISTRY OF INTELLIGENCE […]

Another day, another set of Iran-related designations from OFAC (non-proliferation, too)

Today, OFAC designated the following persons: BANIHASHEMI, Mohammad (a.k.a. BANIHASHEMI CHAHAROM, Seyed Mohammad), No 3, Mehr Alley, Kamran Alley, Bastan Alley, Firuzbakhsh Ave, Aghdasieh, Tehran 1957759678, Iran; DOB 26 Mar 1959; POB Mashhad, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport B32563329 (Iran) expires 17 […]

OFAC gives us regulations – a new one and 2 amended ones…

Publication of International Criminal Court-Related Sanctions Regulations; Amended Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations and Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations Release date 09/30/2020 Body The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adding regulations to implement Executive Order 13928 of June 11, 2020 (“Blocking Property of Certain […]

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 […]

EU, OFSI amend 10 under Iran non-proliferation sanctions

UK regulators today amended the following 8 individual listings: 1. MAHMUDZADEH, Ebrahim Position: Managing Director of Iran Electronic Industries Director General of the Armed Forces Social Security Organization Other Information: EU listing. Not UN. Former Managing Director of Iran Electronic Industries. Listed on: 24/06/2008 Last Updated: 24/06/2008 22/06/2020 Group ID: […]