Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation

Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation

The home for financial crime analysis and commentary. Mostly focused on economic sanctions, with anti-money laundering, export control and anti-bribery and corruption sprinkled in from time to time - it’s 15 minutes or less of your day to get a fresh perspective on current events and how they impact the bigger picture in business (and geopolitics, too!). If you hunger for even more news about financial crime, you can always come over to MrWatchlist.com - I’d love to see you there! Album art by Em Sohn (my youngest) - see https://www.sohnillustration.com/... Show More

Episodes

September 18, 2020 11 min

Episode 18 (“Crawling from the Wreckage”) Show Notes

Comtech Telecommunications Enforcement Action

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20200917_comtech.pdf

Deutsche Bank Enforcement Action (“Actual Knowledge”)

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20200909_DBTCA.pdf

Whitford Worldwide Enforcement Action (“Economic Benefit”, “Indirect Shipment”)

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20200728_whitford.pdf

Essentra FZE Enfor...

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September 17, 2020 7 min

Episode 17 (“The case of the missing email”) Show Notes

State Department Press Release

https://www.state.gov/the-united-states-sanctions-chinese-state-owned-entity-for-its-role-in-corruption-in-cambodia/

Treasury Department Press Release

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1121

Commerce Department Press Release (South China Seas Military Island Construction)

https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2020/08/commerce-depart...

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September 15, 2020 14 min

Episode 16 (“Sprechen Sie Settlements?”) Show Notes


 

Deutsche Bank Enforcement Action - 2020

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20200909_DBTCA.pdf

Deutsche Bank Enforcement Action - 2013

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20130905_DBTCA.pdf

Apple Inc. Enforcement Action

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20191125_apple.pdf

Cobham Holdings Enforcement Action

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20181127_metelic...

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September 7, 2020 14 min

Episode 15 (“Better Left Unsaid”) Show Notes

Multiagency North Korea Ballistic Missile Procurement Advisory

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20200901_nk_ballistic_missile_advisory.pdf

Illicit Shipping and Sanctions Evasions Practices Guidance

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/05142020_global_advisory_v1.pdf

UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2270

https://www.undocs.org/S/RES/2270(2016)

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September 6, 2020 15 min

Episode 14 (Vitamin K deficiency) Show Notes

 

Analysis of Iranian oil seizure

https://kobrekim.com/news/evelyn-sheehan-us-seizure-iranian-oil-venezuela-sandp-global-platts

Cuban Journalist Release Press Statement

https://www.state.gov/on-the-overdue-release-of-cuban-journalist-roberto-quinones/

Venezuela Prisoner Release Press Statement

https://www.state.gov/recent-developments-in-venezuela/

Chinese Diplomatic Restrictions Press Statement

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September 2, 2020 12 min

Episode 13 (A Guide for the Perplexed) Show Notes

Multiagency North Korea Ballistic Missile Procurement Advisory

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20200901_nk_ballistic_missile_advisory.pdf

 

Explanation of GOST Standard:

https://www.certificator.eu/en/certification-handbook/what-is-gost.html

ASTM website (About US page)

https://www.astm.org/ABOUT/overview.html

AISI website (About page)

https://www.steel.org/about-aisi

UNS explanati...

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Episode 12 (OFAC’s Framework, Part 1: Taking Responsibility) Show Notes

A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/framework_ofac_cc.pdf

OFAC Enforcement Guidelines

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/fr74_57593.pdf

Whitford Worldwide Company LLC Enforcement Action

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20200728_whitford.pdf

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August 27, 2020 9 min
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August 26, 2020 15 min

Episode 10 (“So say we all”) Show Notes

Joint Statement on BSA Due Diligence for PEPs

https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/shared/PEP%20Interagency%20Statement_FINAL%20508.pdf

FinCEN Advisory (contains definition of Senior Foreign Political Figures)

https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/advisory/2018-07-03/PEP%20Facilitator%20Advisory_FINAL%20508%20updated.pdf

FATF PEP Recommendations

https://www.fatf-gafi.org/media/fatf/docum...

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August 25, 2020 7 min
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Show Notes for Episode 8 (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery)

  • FinCEN BSA Enforcement Statement
  • https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/shared/FinCEN%20Enforcement%20Statement_FINAL%20508.pdf: 
  • OFAC Enforcement Guidelines
  • A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments
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    August 17, 2020 14 min

    Episode 7 (why small fry?) Show Notes

    OFSI Notice for North Korean sanctions amendments:

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/906373/Notice_DPRK_2020_1129.pdf

    Treasury Press Release on Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center Staff:

    https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0056.aspx

    UK Independent Reviewer website:

    https://terrorismlegislationreviewer.ind...

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    August 14, 2020 9 min

    Episode 6 (“Do as I say...”) Show Notes

    OFAC Humanitarian Aid Fact Sheet

    https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/covid19_factsheet_20200416.pdf

    Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement Press Release (US Treasury)

    https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm919

    Humanitarian Trade with Iran Guidance (October 2019)

    https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/iran_humanitarian_20191025....

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    August 3, 2020 13 min

    Show Notes Episode 3

    OFAC Notice of 7/31/2020

    https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20200731.aspx

    and associated State Department press release

    https://www.state.gov/on-sanctioning-human-rights-abusers-in-xinjiang-china/

    Deutsche Bank Mirror Trading - NY Department of Financial Services Press Release

    https://www.dfs.ny.gov/reports_and_publications/press_releases/pr1701301

    Non-SDN Palestinian Legislative...

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    August 2, 2020 14 min

    Show Notes for Episode 2

    Resources for today’s show:

    On the Russian oligarchs’ involvement in the art market

    Congressional probe: Russian oligarchs using art to evade sanctions(Politico)

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/29/probe-russian-oligarchs-evade-art-sanctions-386154

    Non-Stick Sanctions resources:

    A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments (“Framework Document”)

    A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments

    OFAC Enforcement Guide...

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    July 30, 2020 14 min

    Show Notes for 7/28/2020 Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation

    Resources to go along with today’s episode:

     

    March 2020 United Nations Panel of Experts Report (1718 Committee) -

    https://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/S_2020_151.pdf

     

    March 2020 U.S. Multi-Agency (Treasury / State / Coast Guard) global advisory for Maritime Industry, Energy and Metals Sectors -

    https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center...

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