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Entries in OFAC (33)

Monday
Apr252016

Think the Cuba sanctions ended? Better read this

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control published a new set of questions and answers Thursday about the sanctions on Cuba. OFAC's answers will surprise a lot of people.

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Tuesday
Feb022016

OFAC adds five to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control added four Russians and a Ukrainian to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.

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Thursday
Jan282016

Nina Mohseni: Iran sanctions lifted! But wait…which sanctions?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (State Department photo) If you’re a U.S. company -- unless you’re a food, medicine/medical supplies, or civil aircraft/parts supplier -- you still cannot have anything to do with Iran, even after the so-called lifting of sanctions as part of the nuclear accord known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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Sunday
Jan172016

Sunday action: U.S. sanctions eleven for Iran ballistic missile program

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed new sanctions Sunday against eleven people and companies allegedly involved in Iran's ballistic missile program. The action came one day after President Obama lifted sanctions on Iran's nuclear program and hours after a prisoner swap between Washington and Tehran.

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Wednesday
Nov042015

Deutsche Bank pays $258 million, fires six for U.S. sanctions offenses

Federal and New York authorities said Wednesday that Deutsche Bank will pay $258 million and fire six senior employees to resolve investigations into thousands of illegal transactions with customers in Iran, Libya, Syria, Myanmar, and Sudan.

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Wednesday
Sep302015

Nina Mohseni: Treasury amends Cuba sanctions again, but embargo remains

Secretary of State John Kerry in a vintage Chevy Impala in Old Havana on August 15, 2015 (State Department photo)The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has amended the Cuba sanctions regulations for the second time this year. 

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Thursday
Aug132015

Resource alert: OFAC 2015 fall symposium (September 22)

The 2015 OFAC Fall Symposium will be held in Washington, DC on September 22, 2015.

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Wednesday
Jul152015

Sanctions compliance: OFAC statement about the Iran action plan

Image courtesy of the White House via YouTubeStatement Relating to the July 14, 2015 Announcement of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program:

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Monday
May112015

Compliance alert: OFAC issues report on blocked terrorist assets

Last week OFAC -- the Office of Foreign Assets Control -- issued its 23rd report to congress detailing blocked assets in the U.S. belonging to terrorist organizations and state sponsors of terrorism.

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Monday
Apr132015

Resource alert: The 2015 OFAC Spring Symposium (May 11)

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control will be hosting the 2015 Spring Symposium to take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on Monday, May 11, 2015.

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Tuesday
Dec302014

OFAC adds four to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added four individuals to the list of  Russians subject to travel bans and asset freezes under the Magnitsky Act. Two of the Russians named Monday hold top posts in Russia-controlled Chechnya.

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Tuesday
Nov182014

Run-amok compliance officers cost Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi $315 million for sanctions report whitewash

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Tuesday levied $315 million in penalties against Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) for misleading regulators regarding its transactions with Iran, Sudan, Myanmar, and other sanctioned entities.

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