Topic: Sanctions

US Senate committee considers legislative proposals to strengthen DOJ's ability to seize Russian oligarch assets

The director of the US government unit tasked with holding Russian oligarchs accountable for sanctions violations and other crimes asked members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee to back legislation that would increase the statute of limitations on foreign offences, among other things.

20 July 2022

UK court: oligarch’s frozen funds can be used for certain living expenses

A London judge has ruled that funds held in bank accounts linked to sanctioned Russian billionaire Petr Aven can be used to pay for running costs.

19 July 2022

Amex fined over Venezuela drug gang sanctions breaches

OFAC said the credit card company faced a fine of over $300 million if it hadn’t cooperated with the agency’s investigation and improved its sanctions compliance systems.

18 July 2022

Lab equipment shipper pleads guilty to failing to file export information

Intertech Trading Corporation will pay $140,000 in fines for undervaluing shipments to Russia and Ukraine if court accepts plea agreement.

14 July 2022

Inside HMRC’s export control enforcement strategy

GIR has obtained the guiding principles that the UK’s tax and customs agency uses to resolve criminal investigations into companies accused of violating export restrictions.

13 July 2022

Oligarchs lawyer up for EU sanctions challenges

GIR looks at the lawyers hired to represent Russians seeking to overturn their European Union sanctions listings.

13 July 2022

Reuters: Binance allowed Iranian trades despite US sanctions and internal ban

12 July 2022

Abramovich seeks €1 million damages in EU sanctions challenge

Details of the oligarch’s legal challenge against his EU sanctions designation became public on Monday.

11 July 2022

UK politicians: UWOs have been “spectacularly unsuccessful”

A parliamentary committee has concluded that the UK’s underfunded law enforcement agencies have failed to effectively utilise unexplained wealth orders.

30 June 2022

Russia sanctions task force: assets freezes top $30 billion

30 June 2022

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