OFAC Unblocking License Obtained for SDN False Positive Match

Price Benowitz’s OFAC Law Group successfully obtained an OFAC unblocking license for a client whose personal funds were blocked due to an intermediary financial institution’s false positive match to the Specially Designated Nationals List. The client’s name resembled a person on the SDN list and the funds were blocked due to a lack of timely communication with the bank and related compliance concerns. A specific license to unblock the funds authorizes the financial institution to return the funds to our client.