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Tarek Obaid denied having a breakdown in communication with BakerHostetler but admitted he had limited his contact with the firm to “stop his meter from running”.
17 May 2023
Prosecutors also charged a Russian national with smuggling espionage equipment from the US to Russia and North Korea in violation of export controls.
24 February 2023
A Ukrainian court has frozen the bank accounts of a local subsidiary of Swiss-headquartered iron ore producer Ferrexpo at the request of Ukraine’s Office of the Prosecutor General.
07 February 2023
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18 December 2022
When the US State Department asked the public for information on Kwek Kee Seng, a Singaporean national accused of evading sanctions to provide oil to North Korea, the Singapore Police Force responded a couple of days later with good news: they know where he is and they have his passport.
09 November 2022
Sanctioned Russian oligarch Petr Aven has been barred from accessing funds in two corporate bank accounts while a magistrates’ court considers whether the NCA still has reasonable grounds for freezing them.
19 October 2022
The bank didn’t apply for a licence to handle the blocked accounts of an unnamed person sanctioned in 2017, the agency said.
19 October 2022
The Swiss and Uzbek governments have reached an agreement to return at least $131 million that was allegedly embezzled from Uzbekistan by the daughter of the country’s former president.
16 August 2022
A US federal judge has signed off on a request to seize a $90 million aeroplane owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch.
12 August 2022
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