Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators [NPWMD] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013
OFAC - Office of Foreign Assets Control
OFAC – Office of Foreign Assets Control
(Source: Treasury.gov)

Today, OFAC has added [NPWMD] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

The following [NPWMD] entries have been added to OFAC’s SDN List list:

CHANG, Tony (a.k.a. CHANG, Wen-Fu; a.k.a. ZHANG, Wen-Fu); DOB 01 Apr 1965; nationality Taiwan; Passport 211606395 (Taiwan) (individual) [NPWMD].

CHANG, Wen-Fu (a.k.a. CHANG, Tony; a.k.a. ZHANG, Wen-Fu); DOB 01 Apr 1965; nationality Taiwan; Passport 211606395 (Taiwan) (individual) [NPWMD].

FENG SHENG CO., LTD. (a.k.a. TRANS MULTI MECHANICS CO. LTD.), 19, Chin Ho Lane, Chung Cheng Rd., Taya District, Taichung City, Taiwan; No 19, Jinhe Lane, Zhongzheng Road, Daya District, Taichung City, Taiwan [NPWMD].

TRANS MULTI MECHANICS CO. LTD. (a.k.a. FENG SHENG CO., LTD.), 19, Chin Ho Lane Chung Cheng Rd., Taya District, Taichung City, Taiwan; No 19, Jinhe Lane, Zhongzheng Road, Daya District, Taichung City, Taiwan [NPWMD].

ZHANG, Wen-Fu (a.k.a. CHANG, Tony; a.k.a. CHANG, Wen-Fu); DOB 01 Apr 1965; nationality Taiwan; Passport 211606395 (Taiwan) (individual) [NPWMD].”

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Treasury Sanctions Taiwan Proliferators Linked to North Korea

5/10/2013

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated one Taiwan entity and one Taiwan individual pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, an authority aimed at freezing the assets of proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their supporters. Trans Multi Mechanics Co. Ltd. and Chang Wen-Fu were designated for their links to a North Korean procurement agent, Alex H.T. Tsai. Alex Tsai and his son, Yueh-Hsun Tsai, were recently arrested in Estonia and the United States, respectively, and each was charged in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, pursuant to criminal complaints unsealed on May 1, 2013, with conspiring to defraud the United States in its enforcement of laws and regulations prohibiting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

“It is essential that we continue to make it as difficult as possible for North Korea to facilitate its nuclear and ballistic missile programs by exposing key cogs in North Korea’s procurement network,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “We will continue to work with our partners in Federal law enforcement and our friends around the world to expose anyone assisting the North Korean government’s illicit procurement activities.”

Alex Tsai was designated by the Treasury Department on January 16, 2009 for providing support to North Korea’s premier arms dealer, Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID), which was listed in the Annex to E.O. 13382 and designated at the United Nations in April 2009. Tsai’s wife, Lu-chi Su, and two companies Tsai controlled, Global Interface Company and Trans Merits Co. Ltd. were also designated by Treasury in January 2009.

Chang Wen-Fu has been identified as the CEO and general manager of Trans Multi Mechanics Co. Ltd. and has been actively involved in the procurement of dual-use machinery for North Korea. Alex Tsai has used Trans Multi Mechanics Co. Ltd. to procure and ship hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment to North Korea and to negotiate contracts on behalf of North Korean parties.

Trans Multi Mechanics Co. Ltd. was further alleged to have been involved in some of the purchases which resulted in the charges against Alex Tsai and his son. Based on the Tsai family’s support for KOMID, these actions are consistent with U.S. implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2094, which requires Member States to sanction any individual or entity acting for or on behalf of a UN-designated individual or entity.

U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with the entities listed today, and any assets those entities may have subject to U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

Identifying information:

Name: Trans Multi Mechanics Co. Ltd.

AKA: Feng Sheng Co., Ltd.

Location: 19, Chin Ho Lane, Chung Cheng Rd., Taya District, Taichung City, Taiwan

Alt. Location: No 19, Jinhe Lane, Zhongzheng Road, Daya District, Taichung City, Taiwan

Name: Chang Wen-Fu

AKA: Tony Chang

AKA: Zhang Wen-Fu

DOB: April 01, 1965

Nationality/Passport Issuing Authority: Taiwan

Passport Number: 211606395 (Taiwan)”

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Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on June 7, 2012

June 7, 2012

Today, OFAC has added [SDNTK] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

The following [SDNTK] entries have been added to OFAC’s SDN list:

GUZMAN LOERA, Alfredo (a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Alejandro; a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Jesus Alfredo), Cerrada Nayar No. 222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco 45050, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606 B, Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mango 2129, Colonia Paraisos del Colli, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle 3 De Mayo #16, Texcalame, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Rincon del Abedul 126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Guadalupe #5105, Colonia Jardines Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Empresarios 35, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 May 1986; alt. DOB 17 May 1983; POB Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; C.U.R.P. GUSJ860517HJCZLS06 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

GUZMAN SALAZAR, Alejandro (a.k.a. GUZMAN LOERA, Alfredo; a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Jesus Alfredo), Cerrada Nayar No. 222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco 45050, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606 B, Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mango 2129, Colonia Paraisos del Colli, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle 3 De Mayo #16, Texcalame, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Rincon del Abedul 126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Guadalupe #5105, Colonia Jardines Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Empresarios 35, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 May 1986; alt. DOB 17 May 1983; POB Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; C.U.R.P. GUSJ860517HJCZLS06 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

GUZMAN SALAZAR, Jesus Alfredo (a.k.a. GUZMAN LOERA, Alfredo; a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Alejandro), Cerrada Nayar No. 222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco 45050, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606 B, Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mango 2129, Colonia Paraisos del Colli, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle 3 De Mayo #16, Texcalame, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Rincon del Abedul 126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Guadalupe #5105, Colonia Jardines Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Empresarios 35, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 May 1986; alt. DOB 17 May 1983; POB Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; C.U.R.P. GUSJ860517HJCZLS06 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A (a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

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Treasury Targets Operatives of Sinaloa Cartel

6/7/2012

Sanctions directed against a Son and Wife of Chapo Guzman Loera

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of two key Sinaloa Cartel operatives, Maria Alejandrina Salazar Hernandez and Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, a wife and son of drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, respectively. Today’s action, pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act), prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these two individuals, and also freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

“Today marks the sixth time in the past year that OFAC has targeted and exposed operatives of the Chapo Guzman organization,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “This action builds on Treasury’s aggressive efforts, alongside its law enforcement partners, to target individuals who facilitate Chapo Guzman’s drug trafficking operations and to pursue the eventual dismantlement of his organization, which is culpable in untold violence.”

OFAC is designating Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar and Maria Alejandrina Salazar Hernandez for their roles in the operations of Guzman Loera’s drug trafficking organization and the Sinaloa Cartel. Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, along with his father Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, was indicted on multiple drug trafficking charges in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in August 2009. Maria Alejandrina Salazar Hernandez provides material support to the drug trafficking activities of her husband Guzman Loera and the Sinaloa Cartel.

Guzman Loera and the Sinaloa Cartel were identified by the President as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Kingpin Act in 2001 and 2009, respectively.

Today’s action would not have been possible without the key support of the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as that of the ICE Homeland Security Investigations directorate.

Internationally, OFAC has designated more than 1,100 businesses and individuals linked to 97 drug kingpins since June 2000. Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1.075 million per violation to more severe criminal penalties. Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million. Other individuals could face up to 10 years in prison and fines pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act.

To view a chart of the Chapo Guzman organization, see

060712 Chart of Chapo Guzman Organization.pdf

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Ex-McKinsey Consultant Banki’s Conviction Reversed in Part

October 26, 2011
Mahmoud Reza Banki

Business Week on October 24, 2011 released the following:

“By Bob Van Voris and Patricia Hurtado

(Updates with hearing date in 14th paragraph.)

Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) — Former McKinsey & Co. consultant Mahmoud Reza Banki’s convictions for violating the Iran trade embargo and running an unlicensed money-transfer business were thrown out on appeal.

A federal appeals court in New York today reversed Banki’s June 2010 conviction on three counts that charged him with violating U.S. regulations barring trade with Iran and running an informal transfer business called a hawala.

The court upheld Banki’s convictions on two counts of lying in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Treasury Department about the matter. The court said prosecutors may retry Banki on two of the three overturned counts.

Banki, who has been in U.S. custody since his arrest in January 2010, has served most of his 30-month sentence and is due to be released no later than March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website.

The decision today may affect the government’s attempt to collect $3.3 million in asset forfeitures it’s seeking in connection with the overturned criminal charges.

Banki, 35, is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Iran. He has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University.

‘Life Back Together’

“He’s going to be able to put his life back together and live a very productive life,” said Baruch Weiss, a lawyer for Banki.

Banki used a system called a hawala, popular in the Middle East and South Asia, to transfer funds, according to the appeals court.

U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin, writing for a three-judge appeals panel, said Banki’s family transferred $3.4 million to him from Iran. He received as many as 56 hawala transfers into his bank account from 44 different people and companies over more than three years, Chin said.

In a hawala, money doesn’t physically move through the banking system across borders. Instead, customers transfer funds to operators known as hawaladars in one country, and corresponding funds are distributed by associate hawaladars in another country. The parallel accounts are later settled by the hawaladars in a variety of ways.

Defense lawyers claimed Banki didn’t violate the law because he got the money from his family and reported the funds to the U.S. government.

“This is a vindication of the defense,” Weiss said of the appeals court decision.

Ellen Davis, a spokeswoman for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, said his office was reviewing the opinion and had no further comment.

U.S. District Judge John Keenan set a hearing in the case for Nov. 2, according to Weiss.

The case is U.S. v. Banki, 1:10-CR-00008, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).”

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