SDNY Case Raises Provocative Questions On US Jurisdiction

Law360, New York (November 21, 2017, 3:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control has continued enforcement activity demonstrating an interest in advancing U.S. foreign policy interests covered by its regulations. This activity includes not only civil enforcement actions but also criminal indictments or prosecutions that address a number of potentially open issues when interpreting the extent to which the OFAC sanctions apply to activities or individuals outside the United States. In a recent case involving multiple defendants, U.S. v. Reza Zarrab et al., S4-15-CR-867 (RMB), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...
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