Yesterday, OFAC sanctioned, pursuant to Executive Order 13818, Dominican Republic Senator Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario for “engaging in corrupt acts, including in relation to reconstruction efforts in Haiti”, and Cambodian General Hing Bun Hieng for being the “leader of an entity involved in serious human rights abuse” (asset freezes and travel bans imposed). OFAC also designated 5 entities owned or controlled by Mr Rosario (asset freezes imposed). Executive Order 13818 targets individuals involved in corruption and serious human rights abuses (Global Magnitsky). See OFAC Notice and Treasury press release.
The US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued yesterday an advisory to US financial institutions to highlight the connection between corrupt senior foreign political figures and their enabling of human rights abuses. FinCEN press release here.