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The home for financial crime analysis and commentary. Mostly focused on economic sanctions, with anti-money laundering, export control and anti-bribery and corruption sprinkled in from time to time - it’s 15 minutes or less of your day to get a fresh perspective on current events and how they impact the bigger picture in business (and geopolitics, too!). If you hunger for even more news about financial crime, you can always come over to MrWatchlist.com - I’d love to see you there! Album art by Em Sohn (my youngest) - see https://www.sohnillustration.com/

The home for financial crime analysis and commentary. Mostly focused on economic sanctions, with anti-money laundering, export control and anti-bribery and corruption sprinkled in from time to time - it’s 15 minutes or less of your day to get a fresh perspective on current events and how they impact the bigger picture in business (and geopolitics, too!). If you hunger for even more news about financial crime, you can always come over to MrWatchlist.com - I’d love to see you there! Album art by Em Sohn (my youngest) - see https://www.sohnillustration.com/

Location:

United States

Description:

The home for financial crime analysis and commentary. Mostly focused on economic sanctions, with anti-money laundering, export control and anti-bribery and corruption sprinkled in from time to time - it’s 15 minutes or less of your day to get a fresh perspective on current events and how they impact the bigger picture in business (and geopolitics, too!). If you hunger for even more news about financial crime, you can always come over to MrWatchlist.com - I’d love to see you there! Album art by Em Sohn (my youngest) - see https://www.sohnillustration.com/

Language:

English

Contact:

609-712-0950


Episodes

Keep Your Friends Close...

2/27/2021
Episode 41 (“Hold Your Friends Close...”) Show Notes Treasury Press Release of February 26, 2021 https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0038 State Department Press Release of February 26, 2021 https://www.state.gov/accountability-for-the-murder-of-jamal-khashoggi/ Immigration and Nationality Act https://www.uscis.gov/laws-and-policy/legislation/immigration-and-nationality-act Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act,...

Duration:00:11:51

Withholding Judgment

2/25/2021
Episode 40 (“Withholding Judgment”) Show Notes U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Forced Labor Enforcement Fact Sheet https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2016-Aug/Fact%20Sheet%20-%20Forced%20Labor%20Procedures.pdf CBP Withhold Release Orders and Findings https://www.cbp.gov/trade/programs-administration/forced-labor/withhold-release-orders-and-findings

Duration:00:13:26

A Bit Much?

2/20/2021
Episode 39 (“A Bit Much?”) Show Notes BitPay, Inc, Enforcement Action https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20210218_bp.pdf OFAC Enforcement Guidelines https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/fr74_57593.pdf BitGo Enforcement Action https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20201230_bitgo.pdf

Duration:00:11:36

Last Minute Reprieve

1/11/2021
Episode 38 (“Last Minute Reprieve”) Show Notes Executive Order 13959 https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/13959.pdf Frequently Asked Question 857 https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/faqs/857 Frequently Asked Question 858 https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/faqs/858 Frequently Asked Question 859 https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/faqs/859 Frequently Asked Question...

Duration:00:14:21

“Trust, but Verify”, Revisited

1/4/2021
Episode 37 (“Trust, but Verify”, Revisited) Show Notes General License INT/2020/059 Publication Notice https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/949118/General_licence_-_INT.2020.059_-_Publication_Notice.pdf General License INT/2020/059 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/949119/INT.2020.059.pdf The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations...

Duration:00:16:14

Sanctions Clause Says: Don’t Pass, BitGo!

12/31/2020
Episode 36 (“Sanctions Clause Says: Do Not Pass, BitGo!”) Show Notes OFAC Enforcement Information for December 30, 2020 https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20201230_bitgo.pdf

Duration:00:10:47

How the Sausage Gets Made

12/30/2020
Episode 35 (“How the Sausage Gets Made”) Show Notes Executive Order 13959 https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-addressing-threat-securities-investments-finance-communist-chinese-military-companies/ Public Law 105-261 (NDAA FY1999) https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/PLAW-105publ261/html/PLAW-105publ261.htm Public Law 106-398 (NDAA FY2001) https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/PLAW-106publ398/html/PLAW-106publ398.htm Public Law 108-375 (NDAA...

Duration:00:15:21

Opening the Presents

12/28/2020
Episode 34 (“Opening the Presents”) Show Notes OFAC-based lists Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/specially-designated-nationals-and-blocked-persons-list-sdn-human-readable-lists Consolidated Sanctions List https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/consolidated-sanctions-list-data-files State Department Lists Cuba Restricted...

Duration:00:09:16

Topping Off 2020 Hindsight

12/23/2020
Episode 33 (“Topping Off 2020 Hindsight”) Show Notes OFAC Enforcement Information: Berkshire Hathaway https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20201020_berkshire.pdf Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20200909_DBTCA.pdf Amazon.com https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20200708_amazon.pdf OFAC Encourages Persons to communicate compliance concerns related to...

Duration:00:13:46

2020 Hindsight: Bottoms Up

12/20/2020
Episode 32 (“2020 Hindsight: Bottom’s Up”) Show Notes FinCEN Statement on Enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/shared/FinCEN%20Enforcement%20Statement_FINAL%20508.pdf FinCEN Assessment of Civil Monetary Penalty - Larry Dean Harmon https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement_action/2020-10-19/HarmonHelix%20Assessment%20and%20SoF_508_101920.pdf OFSI Enforcement...

Duration:00:14:34

Turkey on the Menu

12/15/2020
Episode 31 (“Turkey on the Menu”) Show Notes Monday, December 13, 2020 OFAC Notice https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20201214_33 State Department Fact Sheet https://www.state.gov/caatsa-section-231-imposition-of-sanctions-on-turkish-presidency-of-defense-industries/ Non-SDN Menu-Based Sanctions List...

Duration:00:14:49

Bully Pulpit

12/10/2020
Episode 30 (“Bully Pulpit”) Show Notes U.S. State Department Fact Sheet (“U.S. Investors are Funding Malign PRC Companies on Major Indices”) https://www.state.gov/u-s-investors-are-funding-malign-prc-companies-on-major-indices/ Executive Order 13959 (“Addressing the Threat From Securities Investments That Finance Communist Chinese Military...

Duration:00:13:01

Mr. Watchlist’s Nightmare

12/6/2020
Episode 29 (“Mr. Watchlist’s Nightmare”) Show Notes Executive Order 13959 (“Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments That Finance Communist Chinese Military Companes”) https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/13959.pdf Department of Defense December 3, 2020 Press Release https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2434513/dod-releases-list-of-additional-companies-in-accordance-with-section-1237-of-fy/ OFAC 50 Percent Rule (“Revised Guidance on Entities Owned by...

Duration:00:10:38

But You Can’t Stay Here

12/2/2020
Episode 28 (“But You Can’t Stay Here”) Show Notes Executive Order 13405 (Belarus Sanctions) https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/13405.pdf Executive Order 13667 (Central African Republic Sanctions( https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/car_eo.pdf Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2011/07/27/2011-19155/suspension-of-entry-of-aliens-subject-to-united-nations-security-council-travel-bans-and Immigration and Nationality...

Duration:00:10:34

OFAC Sanctions from A to Z: Belarus

11/30/2020
Episode 27 (“OFAC Sanctions from A to Z: Belarus”) Show Notes Executive Order 13405 https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/13405.pdf Belarus Sanctions Regulations https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=5eae22affe2e3675b6deaa3fb796eb7a&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title31/31cfr548_main_02.tpl Belarus General License 2-G https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/belarus_gl2g.pdf

Duration:00:14:30

Hup, Two, Three, Four!

11/18/2020
Episode 26 (“Hup, Two, Three, Four!”) Show Notes Executive Order 13959 https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/13959.pdf Chinese Military Companies Sanctions page https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information/chinese-military-companies-sanctions Executive Order 13936 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/17/2020-15646/the-presidents-executive-order-on-hong-kong-normalization Public Law 105-261 (NDAA...

Duration:00:14:37

Mixa, Mixa, Mixa

10/27/2020
Episode 25 (“Mixa Mixa Mixa”) Show Notes FinCEN October 19, 2020 Assessment of Monetary Penalty https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement_action/2020-10-19/HarmonHelix%20Assessment%20and%20SoF_508_101920.pdf FinCEN August 18, 2020 BSA Enforcement Statement https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/shared/FinCEN%20Enforcement%20Statement_FINAL%20508.pdf

Duration:00:13:47

OFAC v the Oracle of Omaha

10/21/2020
Episode 24 (“OFAC v the Oracle of Omaha”) Show Notes Berkshire Hathaway Enforcement Information https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20201020_berkshire.pdf Berkshire Hathaway Settlement Agreement https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20201020_berkshire_settlement.pdf 31 CFR 560.204 (part of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations) https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=ea006d0e29c0470b458abe51ba856111&mc=true&node=se31.3.560_1204&rgn=div8 Kollmorgen...

Duration:00:13:21

FinCEN, Files, Ho, Hum!

10/19/2020
Episode 23 (“FinCEN, Files, Ho, Hum!”) Show Notes BuzzFeed News FinCEN Files page https://www.buzzfeednews.com/fincen-files BuzzFeed Source Documents page https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johntemplon/fincen-files-the-documents ICIJ FinCEN Files page https://www.icij.org/investigations/fincen-files/ ICIJ Data Visualization page https://www.icij.org/investigations/fincen-files/explore-the-fincen-files-data/

Duration:00:15:02

Shootout at the OFAC Corral

10/14/2020
Episode 22 (“Shootout at the OFAC Corral”) Show Notes October 8, 2020 OFAC Iran-related Notice https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20201008 OFAC Iran General License L https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/iran_gll.pdf Executive Order 13902 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/14/2020-00534/imposing-sanctions-with-respect-to-additional-sectors-of-iran Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations...

Duration:00:13:30