By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

OFAC targets supporters of al-Qaida in Yemen

OFAC has designated Yemen-based financial services company Al Omgy Exchange, and it’s two owners Said and Muhammad al-Omgy, for providing financial support to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).  AQAP is said to hold accounts at Al Omgy Exchange, which it uses to disburse funding throughout Yemen and receive deposits, including extortion payments from Yemeni businesses.  In addition to owning...

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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