OFAC has targeted what it says is a key Hizballah support network by sanctioning Ali Youssef Charara, said to be one of its financiers, and his company Spectrum Investment Group Holding. In the US Treasury's press release,
Charara is alleged to have received millions of dollars from Hizballah
to invest in commercial projects that financially support the group, in
addition to having worked on oil ventures in Iraq with previously
designated Hizballah associates Adham Tabaja and Kassem Hejeij.
OFAC has also deleted the listings of a large number of people and
entities under its narcotics sanctions, and amended 5 narcotics related
listings. The full details of the changes are here.
This article first appeared on European Sanctions Law & Practice (http://europeansanctions.com/),
a blog by Maya Lester (+44 20 7379 3550, email@example.com),
a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, and Michael O'Kane (+44 (0) 20
7822 7777 firstname.lastname@example.org), head of Business Crime at Peters