OFAC Compliance and FinCEN’s Guidance

The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is to “safeguard the financial system from illicit use and combat money laundering and promote national security through …

Burma Sanctions: Frequently Asked Questions

The following blog is excerpted from an interview with an OFAC lawyer in which he discusses Burma’s country-based sanctions. What are the country-based sanctions for Burma and are they still in effect? In Burma, most of the country-based sanctions have been removed. There is no longer a broad prohibition on the entire country of Burma […]

Family Remittances: Frequently Asked Questions

The following is an excerpt from a recent interview in which OFAC Sanctions Attorney discusses family remittances and how they relate to the Office of Foreign Assets Control. If you are concerned that sending money to your loved ones could result in sanctions violations, contact an OFAC attorney at our Washington, DC law office to find out […]

Indictment Alleges Virginia Women Supported Terrorists

On July 23, 2014 federal law enforcement authorities arrested three women on charges that they provided material support to al-Shabaab.  Those three women are Muna Osman Jama of Reston, Virginia; Hinda Osman Dhirane of Kent, Washington; and Farhia Hassan of the Netherlands.  Two additional women, Fardowsa Jama Mohamed of Kenya and Barira Hassan Abdullah of […]