President Joseph R. Biden signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to combat the threat of hostage-taking and the wrongful detention of U.S. nationals in foreign countries.
OFAC designated an Iranian cyber company along with six linked Iranian nationals. All property and interests in property of the designated persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from transacting with them.
The Republic of Cabo Verde extradited a Colombian national who was indicted for money laundering in connection with an alleged corruption scheme in Venezuela.
An indictment was unsealed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York charging a former account manager of a Swedish multinational telecommunications company with involvement in a bribery scheme in the Republic of Djibouti and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
The DOJ charged two Bolivian citizens and three U.S. citizens for their involvement in a bribery scheme to secure a Bolivian government contract for a Florida-based company.