After the United States sanctioned a Mexican judge and a former governor for allegedly taking bribes from drug cartels, Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador announced on Tuesday that he will go after other judges who have made similar deals.
Washington added more sanctions last week on Venezuela and two of its key allies, Nicaragua and Cuba, as the Trump administration ramps up its efforts to push Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro out of office.
Nearly a year after the US government sanctioned him and a slew of others over ties to the Russian government, oligarch Oleg Deripaska said his blacklisting was based on “filthy lies.”
The US Treasury targeted two companies and 21 individuals, including four alleged crime leaders, tied to Japan’s largest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, Asia Times reported Monday.
Following sanctions the US Treasury imposedin April against Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska, authorities have frozen his Upper East Side mansion, occupied by the ex-wife of his business partner Roman Abramovich,the New York Post reported Monday.
While Monday showed big losses for Russia’s oligarchs targeted by US sanctions, they might have already started recovering by Friday.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev promised on Monday to help Russian companies targeted by US sanctions with the creation of two jurisdictions with special tax rules in Russia, similar to offshores, Vedomosti reported.
The net worth of Oleg Deripaska, one of the oligarchs targeted by Friday’s U.S. sanctions, fell by US$1.1 billion, Bloomberg reported Monday.
A Mexican soccer star who captained the national team was among 22 people sanctioned by the US on Wednesday for alleged drug cartel links, according to the US Treasury.
A complaint filed on July 21 accuses a California congressman and his staff director of lobbying against a US law that sanctions Russian officials linked to the 2009 death of a whistleblower.
Spanish anti-organized crime prosecutors have arrested more than 30 people allegedly connected to a Georgian burglary gang in a major operation that involved hundreds of specialist police officers, including experts from German federal police.
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