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Posts Tagged: Vladimir Putin

A due diligence lesson in PEP-hunting from the BBC

Companies identify politically exposed persons or PEPs mainly through databases compiled from open intelligence sources: published interviews, government directories, news reports, vital records, social media, and so on. But as the BBC showed earlier this month, there’s a powerful new tool for identifying PEPs: facial recognition software.… Continue Reading

My picks for our top stories of 2022

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to recall the biggest stories from the FCPA Blog. Here are my choices for the top five stories we’ve covered during 2022, along with some personal favorites for honorable mention.… Continue Reading

Switzerland adopts historic sanctions against Russian individuals and entities

A previous post discussed the potential scenarios that Swiss individuals and entities, including foreign subsidiaries located in Switzerland, could face should new sanctions target specific Russian Federation individuals and entities. Last Monday, the Swiss Government adopted, with immediate effect, a new sanction regime against certain Russian Federation individuals and entities.… Continue Reading

Bill Browder: ‘I do not feel safe’

The man behind the Magnitsky Act denounced the White House for considering swapping him in exchange for U.S. access to a dozen Russians indicted for hacking America’s 2016 presidential election.

Bill Browder called the idea “appalling and atrocious.”… Continue Reading

OFAC adds five to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added four Russians and a Chechen to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.

The most prominent name on Wednesday’s list was the head of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.… Continue Reading