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OFAC sanctions Nicaraguan officials for supporting Ortega regime

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On December 21, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions pursuant to Executive Order 13851 against the vice president of the Nicaraguan Supreme Court of Justice, a deputy of the National Assembly, and a chief of the Nicaraguan national police in Leon for supporting the Ortega regime, which “continue[s] … to undermine Nicaragua’s democracy.” As a result, all property and interests in property of the sanctioned individuals and entities, and any entities owned 50 percent or more by such persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction, are blocked and must be reported to OFAC. U.S. persons are also generally prohibited from entering into transactions with the sanctioned persons. 

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