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OFAC sanctions state prosecutor in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Financial Crimes Of Interest to Non-US Persons Department of Treasury OFAC OFAC Sanctions OFAC Designations Bosnia Herzegovina SDN List

Financial Crimes

On September 26, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions pursuant to Executive Order 14033 against a state prosecutor in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to OFAC, the individual has played a central role in enabling corruption and has been designated for being “responsible for or complicit in, or having directly or indirectly engaged in, actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in the Western Balkans.” As a result of the sanctions, all property and interests in property belonging to the sanctioned individual subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked and must be reported to OFAC. U.S. persons are also generally prohibited from engaging in any dealings involving the property or interests in property of blocked or designated persons unless authorized by an OFAC general or specific license. U.S. persons who violate these prohibitions may face civil or criminal penalties.