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US Sanctions

This section covers the Sanctions List published by OFAC.

OFAC publishes lists of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific.

OFAC Sanctions List updated
Further U.S. Responses to the Conflict in Ukraine
Press Releases | U.S. Department of the Treasury
Frequently Asked Questions – Recently Updated | U.S. Department of the Treasury
Briefing Room | The White House
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Announces Launch of Task Force KleptoCapture | OPA | Department of Justice / Justice News | DOJ | Department of Justice

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US Treasury Fact Sheet summarising outcomes from the Russian sanctions regime

Over 80% of Russia’s banking sector by assets are under U.S. sanctions, including the top 10 Russian-owned banks. More than 1,000 foreign companies reportedly have ceased or curtailed their operations in Russia since the start of the war, stifling investment and industrial...
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US and UK sanction members of Russia-Based Trickbot Cybercrime Gang

The US and UK have imposed sanctions against seven leading members of a notorious Russian hacking gang known as Trickbot which is a malicious software at one point was counted among one of the internet's most pernicious security threats, capable of stealing financial data...

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FinCEN alert on potential U.S. real estate investments by sanctioned Russian elites, oligarchs & proxies

FinCEN issued an alert cautioning all FIs regarding potential investments in the U.S. commercial real estate (CRE) sector, by or on behalf of sanctioned Russian elites, oligarchs, their family members, and entities through which they act. This alert complements sustained effort...
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Will 2023 be the end of international sanctions?

The UN Security Council’s sanctions role has been neutered; new sanctions coalitions must ensure this key tool of international security remains effective. With the international sanctions regime up against the ropes, the West will need to not only rely on its own...
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US Sanctions individuals and entities connected to corruption & human rights

US Treasury sanctions over 40 individuals and entities across nine countries connected to corruption & human rights abuse on the Anti-Corruption Day. The Treasury has made combatting corruption and serious human rights abuse a top priority, including through...
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OFAC sanctions additional corrupt Haitian politicians for drug trafficking 

The Biden administration has imposed new sanctions on Haitian officials accused of being involved in drug trafficking, as the US and its allies continue to target corruption in the violence-plagued Caribbean nation. OFAC designated Celestin and Fourcand for...
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Settlement agreement between OFAC and Payward, Inc. (“Kraken”)

OFAC announces $362,158 settlement with virtual currency exchange Payward, Inc ("Kraken") for violation of Iran sanctions. Due to Kraken’s failure to timely implement appropriate geolocation tools, including an automated internet protocol (IP) address blocking system...
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US Treasury sanctions illicit fentanyl-trafficking

OFAC sanctioned La Nueva Familia Michoacana, the violent drug organization behind the increasing U.S. presence of “rainbow fentanyl” and a variety of other deadly drugs. Fentanyl claimed the lives of more than 71,000 Americans last year. The rainbow fentanyl appears in the form of...
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OFAC targets Russian-backed corruption in Guatemala mining sector 

The US Treasury sanctioned one Russian and one Belarusian national for their role in exploiting the Guatemalan mining sector, as well as three associated entities connected with their corruption schemes. These individuals and entities are designated pursuant to...
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Economic Sanctions: “Disappointing Old Wine in New Bottles”

Economic sanctions create immediate costs in both the target country and the sanctions-imposing countries. The same sanctions also create great new opportunities for innovations in the medium- and long-term which ought to be considered and turned into profits...
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OFAC sanctions Russian military technology network

US Treasury sanctions Russian military technology procurement network in coordination with law enforcement action.  The designations highlight the U.S. government’s continuing efforts to hinder Russia’s ability to wage its war of aggression in Ukraine, including by ....
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Consolidated list of sanctioned entities

This collection from OpenSanctions combines all designated entities from various sanctions lists and represents the broadest set of sanctioned people, companies and other assets that are designated globally. Virtually all sanctions lists are based on the UN Security Council List...
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