US targets South Sudanese government officials

The US has designated 2 South Sudanese government officials and 1 former official for their roles in destabilising South Sudan. The people are Deputy Chief of Defence Force Malek Riak Rengu, 3 of whose companies have also been designated, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Michael Lueth, and former Chief of General Staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army Paul Awan. The details of the listings are here.

In addition, FinCEN has issued an advisory to financial institutions alerting them to their potential exposure to anti-money laundering risks caused by certain South Sudanese senior political figures attempting to move or hide the proceeds of public corruption.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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