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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

Third Time’s the Charm

6/25/2021
Episode 46 (“Third Time’s the Charm”) Show Notes OFAC Chinese Military Companies Sanction Page https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information/chinese-military-companies-sanctions Executive Order 13959 https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/13959.pdf Executive Order 13974 https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/13974.pdf Executive Order 14032 https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/14032.pdf Non-SDN Chinese Military...

Duration:00:12:08

OFAC Gets an E for… Egregious?

5/6/2021
Episode 45 (“OFAC Gets an E for … Egregious?”) Show Notes OFAC Enforcement Guidelines https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/fr74_57593.pdf SAP SE Enforcement Action https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20210429_sap.pdf Nordgas S.r.l. Enforcement Action https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20210326_nordgas.pdf

Duration:00:11:53

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

4/15/2021
Episode 44 (“Everything but the Kitchen Sink”) Show Notes Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation (unnumbered as of April 15, 2021) https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/15/executive-order-on-blocking-property-with-respect-to-specified-harmful-foreign-activities-of-the-government-of-the-russian-federation/ Directive 1 Under Executive Order of April 15, 2021...

Duration:00:15:12

The Other Shoe Drops

4/7/2021
Episode 43 (“The Other Shoe Drops”) Show Notes Nordgas OFAC Enforcement Action https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20210326_nordgas.pdf UniControl OFAC Enforcement Action https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20210315_uc.pdf

Duration:00:09:42

Out of Control

3/16/2021
Episode 42 (“Out of Control”) Show Notes OFAC UniControl Enforcement Action https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20210315_uc.pdf OFAC Enforcement Guidelines https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/fr74_57593.pdf OFAC Apollo Aviation Enforcement Action https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20191107_apollo.pdf OFAC British Arab Commercial Bank Enforcement Action https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20190917_bacb.pdf OFAC Clearstream Banking Enforcement...

Duration:00:15:21

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